1) A young man in the service of, or in attendance upon, a person of high rank or an official.

1540 Henrie Hewton, Sherborne, yongman

1563 Davy Dallison, Yongman, Howden. The possible connection between this word and yeoman has been much discussed, in the OED, for instance, and in The English Yeoman by Mildred Campbell.

places Sherburn Howden
dates 1540 1563

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