Yanez Family History

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Yanez Name Meaning

Spanish (Yáñez): patronymic from a variant of the personal name Juan, Spanish equivalent of John. Compare Ibanez. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Janež, a derivative of the personal name Janez, Latin Iohannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Yaney, Ybanez, Canez, Ibanez, Janes, Yanes, Panek, Manz, Manes, Yanek

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Yanez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yanez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yanez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Yanez Family Origin

Where is the Yanez family from?

Yanez Family Occupations

What did your Yanez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yanez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Yanez's were Laborers. Laborer and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yanez.

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  • Laborer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yanez ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yanez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Yanez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yanez 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Yanez. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yanez. For the veterans among your Yanez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yanez Life Expectancy

What is the average Yanez lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yanez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yanez in 1944 was 23, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yanez ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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