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Yanki Family History

Yanki Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Yank, Yanke, Yanni, Yanko, Yang, Yan, Bank, Saeki, Maki, Rank

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Where is the Yanki family from?

You can see how Yanki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yanki family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Yanki family living in Connecticut. This was about 20% of all the recorded Yanki's in USA. Connecticut and 4 other states had the highest population of Yanki families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yanki surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yanki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Yanki. 100% of Yanki men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 81 census records available for the last name Yanki. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yanki 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 20 immigration records available for the last name Yanki. 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 11 military records available for the last name Yanki. For the veterans among your Yanki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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