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Where is the Yankee family from?
You can see how Yankee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yankee family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yankee families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Yankee families living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yankee's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Yankee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yankee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yankee. 39% of Yankee men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Yankee women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yankee were Farm Laborer and House Keeper.