Yam Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Ren. Mexican: probably of Mayan origin. English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cam, Yaw, Sam, Yap, Lam, Ram, Ham, Yan, Pam, Yim

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Yam Family Origin

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Yam Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yam. The most common Yam occupation in the USA was Laborer. 60% of Yam's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Yam family was Washouse.

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  • Laborer

    60%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Washouse

    20%

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Yam Historical Records

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Yam Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Yam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Yam in 1944 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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