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Yano Name Meaning

Japanese: from a common place name, usually written with characters meaning ‘arrow field’; the original meaning was ‘eighth field’, eight being from ancient times the sacred number of completion. The surname is found chiefly in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Kano, Sano, Mano, Tano, Hano, Yang, Uno, Wang, Yao, Yan

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Where is the Yano family from?

You can see how Yano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yano family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 29 Yano families living in Hawaii. This was about 25% of all the recorded Yano's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Yano families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yano. 26% of Yano men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Yano women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yano were Proprietor and Helper.

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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
  • Gardener
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Helper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yano 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Yano. 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 741 military records available for the last name Yano. For the veterans among your Yano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yano lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Yano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Yano in 1956 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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