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Yarbrough Family History

Yarbrough Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Yarborough and Yarburgh in Lincolnshire, named with Old English eorðburg ‘earthworks’, ‘fortifications’, (a compound of eorðe ‘earth’, ‘soil’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

597,554 Historical Documents with Yarbrough on Ancestry
105,588 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,775 Military Records
1,189 Immigration Records
51,889 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Yarbrough Families

  • Number of Yarbrough families
     180 - 358
     61 - 179
     1 - 60
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Yarbrough families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Yarbrough last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Yarbrough Family Origin

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Yarbrough Immigration Information

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Yarbrough Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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