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Yankee Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janke, Jahnke, or Jenke.

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


Similar surnames: Yankey, Yanke, Yank, Yahnke, Bankey, Hanke, Yonke, Yaney, Yunker

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Yankee Family Origin

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Yankee Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    66%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yankee. The most common Yankee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Yankee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yankee family was Keeping House.

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Yankee Historical Records

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Yankee Life Expectancy

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Famous Yankee Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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