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Yai Family History

Yai Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Yan, Yi, Cai, Kai, Bai, Dai, Hai, Lai, Yao, Yagi

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Where is the Yai family from?

You can see how Yai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yai family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Yai families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Yai family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Yai's in USA. California had the highest population of Yai families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yai ancestors do for a living?

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

What Yai family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 114 census records available for the last name Yai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yai 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 279 immigration records available for the last name Yai. 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 22 military records available for the last name Yai. For the veterans among your Yai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yai lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Yai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Yai in 1965 was 67, and 57 in 2003.

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