Yaw Name Meaning

Irish: perhaps a reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha (see McGaffey, McGeough). English: probably a variant of Yeo. Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu 1. Chinese: see You.

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


Similar surnames: Gaw, Daw, Yau, Yam, Yow, Yan, Yeaw, Ban, Yap, Day

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Yaw Family Origin

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Yaw Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yaw. The most common Yaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Yaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yaw family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Yaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Yaw. 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

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Yaw Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yaw in 1954 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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