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Yarbrough Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Yarburgh (Lincolnshire) or Yarborough Camp in Croxton (Lincolnshire) both of which derive from Old English eorth-burg ‘earth-work’ (eorth ‘earth ground’ + burg ‘fortress’). This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Fambrough, Brough, Malbrough, Kimbrough, Yarborough, Scarborough

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Where is the Yarbrough family from?

You can see how Yarbrough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yarbrough family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yarbrough families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Yarbrough families living in Lincolnshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Yarbrough's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Yarbrough families in 1891.
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What did your Yarbrough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yarbrough. 25% of Yarbrough men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Yarbrough women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yarbrough were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Yarbrough. For the veterans among your Yarbrough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yarbrough lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yarbrough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Yarbrough in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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