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Yaney Family History

Yaney Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jähne, from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Baney, Yanez, Haney, Yankey, Janey, Maney, Kaney, Rabey, Daney

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Where is the Yaney family from?

You can see how Yaney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yaney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yaney families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Yaney family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Yaney's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Yaney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yaney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yaney. 33% of Yaney men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Yaney women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yaney were Manager and Teacher.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yaney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 107 immigration records available for the last name Yaney. 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 Cards

There are 383 military records available for the last name Yaney. For the veterans among your Yaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yaney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Yaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yaney in 1952 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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