This page is dedicated to the history of the branch of the Youngman family from Monk Soham and Wrentham in north-east Suffolk

The surname Youngman is very much an East Anglian one, and not a particularly common one at that. The highest concentration of the name occurs in Suffolk, followed by Norfolk, with very few occurrences elsewhere by 1881. A number of Youngman families around Norfolk and Suffolk have been researched and documented, including noticeable ones based around Walsham le Willows, Wattisfield and Monk Soham. An initial overview of the principal other branches being researched and the associated researchers will be attached to this page shortly.

Thomas Youngman married Sarah Cacamole (possibly Cattermole) in Monk Soham in 1716 and initiated a line of descendants who flourished in the area until at least the 1760's. Thomas's grandson Samuel Youngman moved closer to the coast, and by the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Vineyard in 1774 was a resident of the parish of Wrentham. They went on to have children in Frostenden, and part of the family later moved to Toft Monks in Norfolk. An outline of the top of the tree and the connections of the various researchers is attached.

A note of other unrelated research interests relating to the East Anglian Youngman families is also attached.

Anyone interested in further details of this branch of the Youngman family, or who is able to provide additional details relevant to this branch, is invited to contact the coordinator for this page Ian Hall.


This page was last updated 16 May 2007