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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Jünger) : distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father. It is also found in eastern Slovenia.
  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : descriptive nickname from Middle High German junger, German Junger ‘young man’.

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