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Yokel Family History

Yokel Name Meaning
Respelling of German Jockel or Jöckl, from a pet form of the personal name Jakob, German form of Jacob.

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

5,580 Historical Documents with Yokel on Ancestry.com
1,527 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
297 Military Records
434 Immigration Records
1,543 Census and Voter Lists
1,779 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Yokel Families

  • Number of Yokel families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Yokel families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Yokel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Yokel census records

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Yokel Family Origin

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Yokel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Yokel families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Yokel

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Yokel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Yokel census records

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Yokel Civil War Service Records

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