Could the Young name have been changed from LeJeune?

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WikiTree profile: Seab Young
in Genealogy Help by Marie Cryer G2G2 (2.1k points)

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I don't see why not - it's the same root idea that the family name "Young" came from, which was initially to distinguish the younger generation from the older.

And names are often anglicized.
by Sheila Smail G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
selected by Vincent Piazza
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I would say that in this case it is likely that Young was once LeJeune. I say that because of the location, Louisiana, having a history of French speaking immigrants with pressure to anglicized.

Of course, I would use this knowledge to help find sources to back this up, not to just assume that Young evolved from LeJeune without further evidence.
by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
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This is kind of off on a tangent, but near my husband's hometown is some of the best French bread.  It is made by LeJeune's Bakery in Jeanerette, Louisiana.  Here's the address:

It's just interesting, and about that name.

I have Young family, but RI to NY .  No LA connection.

Happy ancestor hunting!

Jo W G
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Yes, the young/lejeunes are one and the same. Lejeune is french for the youngs. In southwest Louisiana the name was changed from lejeune to young. Julien Baptiste lejuene young was born in1806. His children were in  school and learned English. The school changed the children's name to young as translated. Great history
by Barbara Young G2G Rookie (240 points)

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