Yun Name Meaning

Korean: there is only one Chinese character for the surname Yun. Although some records indicate the existence of 149 clans, only ten can be documented. Each descends from a different ancestor. The largest, that of P’ap’yong, descends from a man named Shin Tal. According to legend, an old woman named Yun On, who lived in P’ap’yong, saw a rainbow over a lotus pond in the mountains. When she went to investigate, she found a boy in a box. The boy had scales under his arm and seven dark birth marks on his body. She raised him as her own and gave him the surname Yun. The oldest Yun clan, that of Tamwon, descends from a man named Shi-yong, who lived during the reign of the Shilla King Muyol (654–661). Chinese : from the second character of Jinyun, a title borne by certain officials under the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc). Americanized spelling of Czech Jun.

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


Similar surnames: Yu, Mun, Hyun, Yan, Yon, Yin, Yuan, Sun, Yue, Lu

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Yun Family Origin

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Yun Family Occupations

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  • Cook

    20%
  • Druggist

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Geisha House

    10%

In 1880, the most common Yun occupation in the USA was Cook. 20% of Yun's were Cooks. Cook, Druggist and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yun. A less common occupation for the Yun family was Geisha House.

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Between 1965 and 2004, Yun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Yun in 1965 was 84, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yun

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