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Yak Family History

Yak 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, Pak, Mak, Rak, Oak, Bak, Yao, Sak, Tak, Zak

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Where is the Yak family from?

You can see how Yak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yak family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yak families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there were 4 Yak families living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Yak's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Yak families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yak. 25% of Yak men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Yak women worked as a Weaver. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Salesman
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Weaver
    100%
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What Yak family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 967 census records available for the last name Yak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yak 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 401 immigration records available for the last name Yak. 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 846 military records available for the last name Yak. For the veterans among your Yak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yak lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2001, in the United States, Yak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Yak in 1967 was 57, and 73 in 2001.

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