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Yockey Family History

Yockey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of a German dialect pet form of Jakob.

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


Similar surnames: Yockel, Lockey, Yackel, Yackley, Yokley, Yousey, Poskey, Fickey

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Where is the Yockey family from?

You can see how Yockey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yockey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yockey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Yockey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 71% of all the recorded Yockey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yockey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yockey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yockey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yockey. 21% of Yockey men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Yockey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yockey were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Yockey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yockey 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Yockey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yockey. For the veterans among your Yockey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yockey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yockey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Yockey in 1944 was 19, and 72 in 2004.

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