Yale Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name for someone who lived in the commote of Iâl (near Wrexham in northeastern Wales), named with Welsh iâl ‘fertile or arable upland’.

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

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Yale Family Origin

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Yale Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Yale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Yale's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yale. A less common occupation for the Yale family was Farming.

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Yale Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Yale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yale in 1952 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yale

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