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Yam Family History

Yam Surname Meaning

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 任 see Ren Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 陰 see Yin Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 嚴 and 閻 see Yan 1 and Amerindian (Mexico): Mayan name from yaam ‘space between two things’ also ‘sea waves’.

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


Similar surnames: Cam, Yaw, Sam, Yap, Lam, Ram, Ham, Yan, Pam, Yim

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Where is the Yam family from?

You can see how Yam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yam family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yam families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Yam families living in Lancashire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Yam's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Yam families in 1891.
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What did your Yam ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Yam. 67% of Yam men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
    67%
  • Cook
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yam 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Yam. 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 950 military records available for the last name Yam. For the veterans among your Yam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yam lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Yam in 1944 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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