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Yagi Family History

Yagi Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 八木 ‘eight trees’ or 矢木 ‘arrow tree’. It is taken from a valley in Tajima (now part of Hyōgo prefecture) by a branch of the ancient Kusakabe family which descended from Emperor Nintoku (early 5th century). The name is also found in the Ryūkyūan island of Amami written 屋宜 with characters used phonetically. The name could also simply mean ‘goat’ or possibly be short for yanagi ‘willows’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Yogi, Haga, Aki, Yano, Nagi, Hari, Kari, Hagg, Magin, Ravi

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Where is the Yagi family from?

You can see how Yagi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yagi family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yagi families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Yagi families living in California. This was about 41% of all the recorded Yagi's in USA. California had the highest population of Yagi families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yagi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yagi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yagi. 26% of Yagi men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Yagi women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yagi were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Fisherman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    37%
  • Laborer
    37%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
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Census Records

There are 870 census records available for the last name Yagi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yagi 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Yagi. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 526 military records available for the last name Yagi. For the veterans among your Yagi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yagi lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Yagi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Yagi in 1958 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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