Yellen Family History

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Yellen Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Yelland or Yellin. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hjellen, from the definite singular form of Old Norse hjallr ‘terrace’, ‘ledge’ (see Hjelle). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Jelen.

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

Similar surnames: Yellin, Yelle, Helle, Ellen, Wollen, Hellen, Teller, Bellin, Gillen

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Yellen Family Origin

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Yellen Family Occupations

What did your Yellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Comfectionary and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Yellen. The most common Yellen occupation in the USA was Comfectionary. 50% of Yellen's were Comfectionarys.

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  • Comfectionary

  • Farmer


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

Yellen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yellen 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 562 immigration records available for the last name Yellen. 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 448 military records available for the last name Yellen. For the veterans among your Yellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yellen Life Expectancy

What is the average Yellen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Yellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yellen in 1952 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yellen 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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