Yelle Family History

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Yelle Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jelle, from a short form of a personal name beginning with the element geld ‘to be worth’, for example Gelderich or Geldolf. Possibly a respelling of Norwegian Hjelle.

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

Similar surnames: Nelle, Welle, Yellen, Jelle, Helle, Pelle, Belle, Colle, Yehle, Balle

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Yelle Family Origin

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Yelle Family Occupations

What did your Yelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yelle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Yelle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yelle family was Butcher. Farmer, Black Smith and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yelle.

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  • Farmer

  • Black Smith

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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

Yelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Yelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yelle 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Yelle. 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 507 military records available for the last name Yelle. For the veterans among your Yelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Yelle lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Yelle in 1954 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yelle 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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