First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- Americanized spelling of Dutch Jong.
- Chinese: from the name of the state of Yong, which was granted to
the thirteenth son of the virtuous duke Wen Wang (1231–1135
bc). The son also received the title Earl of Yong, and his
descendants adopted Yong as their surname.
- Korean: there are
two characters and two clans associated with the Yong surname; one is
too rare to be treated here. The other claims its origins in
prehistoric tribal Korea. In this early period, tribes would assume
the names of animals. It is said that the Yong surname (which means
‘dragon’) came into being when the tiger tribe wished to avoid being
named after a man-eating beast. The first recorded ancestor was an
official in the court of the Koryŏ king Wŏn-jong (1260–73).
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