Yocum Family History

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Yocum Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Joachim.

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

Similar surnames: Yokum, Yocom, Yochum, Yocham, Yokom, Yochim, Yoakum, Yochem, Jochum

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Yocum Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yocum name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yocum. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Yocum Family Origin

Where is the Yocum family from?

Yocum Family Occupations

What did your Yocum ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yocum family was Carpenter. The most common Yocum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Yocum's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yocum.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Yocum Historical Records

What Yocum family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Yocum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yocum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yocum. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Yocum. For the veterans among your Yocum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yocum Life Expectancy

What is the average Yocum lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Yocum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Yocum in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yocum 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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