Yancey Family History

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Yancey Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Jansen (final -n is silent in some dialects of Dutch).

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


Similar surnames: Yaney, Yankey, Yankee, Tacey, Yanke, Baney, Lancey, Hance, Nacey

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Yancey Family Origin

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Yancey Family Occupations

What did your Yancey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yancey. 23% of Yancey men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Yancey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yancey were Farming and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Yancey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Yancey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yancey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Yancey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Yancey. For the veterans among your Yancey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yancey Life Expectancy

What is the average Yancey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yancey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Yancey in 1944 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

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