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Septs of Clan Young (what is a sept?)
Yonge Young

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Motto: Robore Prudentia Praestat

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Clan Young History:
This is clearly a descriptive personal name but it may have been applied to distinguish between a father and son. In this instance the name would be synonymous with the name “Younger”, used to describe the heir to a feudal title. Malmor and Ade Young appear at Dumbarton in 1271. John Young of Dingwall witnessed a charter by the Earl of Ross to Reginald, the Lord of the Isles’ son in 1342. Alexander Young was chaplain to the House of the Holy Trinity at Aberdeen in 1439 and Peter Young became assistant preceptor to the three-year-old James VI. Later, Peter became Almoner to the King. He was knighted at Whitehall on the 19th of February 1605. Sir Peter Young died at Easter Seton in 1628 and was replaced by his eldest son, Sir James. Young can be seen as a relatively new clan as it was first recognised in 1989. Before this it is thought that the Youngs originated as a sept of Douglas. Edward A Young III of Orlando, Florida contacted the Lord Lyon and was given permission to convene Clan Young, and to display the arms and crest of Peter Young of Auldbar, the last Clan chief of the Youngs. Clan Young convened on the 9th of January 1988 at Orlando, Florida, and was formally organized a year later with the election of its first officers. At present there is no Clan Chieftain. The clan is currently made up or over four hundred member families worldwide located in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Scotland, the United States and New Zealand. The Youngs claim two tartans: the ancient, or Christina Young which predates the banning of the wearing of tartans, and the modern version which is similar to that of Clan Douglas.

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Surname Meaning:
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge 'young'), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.

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Motto: Robore Prudentia Praestat

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What is a Sept
In Scotland, a sept is often a family that is absorbed into a larger Scottish clan for mutual benefit. For example, the Burns family sept was absorbed into the Clan Campbell. The Burns family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan absorbed a potential rival for British affection in Scotland. Each Scottish clan typically has a number of septs, each with its own surname. Septs have rights to wear clan tartans although they often have tartans of their own.

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