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Yeats Family History

Yeats Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Yates.

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


Similar surnames: Yeatts, Yeates, Keats, Beaty, Keath, Keatts, Beans, Reams, Neals

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Where is the Yeats family from?

You can see how Yeats families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeats family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeats families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Yeats families living in North Carolina. This was about 59% of all the recorded Yeats's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Yeats families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeats surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeats ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yeats. 28% of Yeats men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Yeats women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeats were Farm Labor and Beautician.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farm Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Beautician
    14%
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What Yeats family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Yeats. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeats 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Yeats. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Yeats. For the veterans among your Yeats ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeats lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yeats life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Yeats in 1962 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

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