Ye Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the area of Ye, in present-day Henan province. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a senior military adviser of the state of Chu was killed in battle; his son was granted the area of Ye, with the title Duke of Ye. The Duke of Ye was successful in battle, and his descendants adopted the place name Ye as their surname. Korean: variant of Yi.

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


Similar surnames: Yu, Ge, He, Lu, Qi, Du, Yi, Rye, Yue, Kye

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Ye Family Origin

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Ye Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    29%
  • Gardener

    14%
  • Gold Miner

    14%
  • Phipician

    14%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ye family was Phipician. The most common Ye occupation in the USA was Miner. 29% of Ye's were Miners. Miner, Gardener and Gold Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ye.

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Between 1965 and 2004, Ye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ye in 1965 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ye

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