Yarbrough Family History

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Yarbrough Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yarborough and Yarburgh in Lincolnshire, named with Old English eorðburg ‘earthworks’, ‘fortifications’, (a compound of eorðe ‘earth’, ‘soil’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’).

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

Similar surnames: Fambrough, Brough, Malbrough, Kimbrough, Yarborough, Scarborough

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Yarbrough Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yarbrough name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Yarbrough Family Origin

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Yarbrough Family Occupations

What did your Yarbrough ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yarbrough family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yarbrough. The most common Yarbrough occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Yarbrough's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Yarbrough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Yarbrough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yarbrough 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yarbrough. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Yarbrough. For the veterans among your Yarbrough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yarbrough Life Expectancy

What is the average Yarbrough lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yarbrough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Yarbrough in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yarbrough 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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