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Yaw Surname Meaning

Irish: perhaps a shortened and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha (see McGaffey McGeough ). English: probably a variant of Yeo . Chinese: Cantonese Romanization of the surnames 邱 and 丘 see Qiu 1 and Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 游 and 尤 see You 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 饒 see Rao West African (Ghana): from an Akan male personal name denoting a boy born on Thursday. Compare Yao .

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


Similar surnames: Gaw, Daw, Yau, Yam, Yow, Yan, Yeaw, Ban, Yap, Day

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Where is the Yaw family from?

You can see how Yaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yaw families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 16 Yaw families living in Somerset. This was about 53% of all the recorded Yaw's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Yaw families in 1891.
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What did your Yaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Yaw. 100% of Yaw women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yaw. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Yaw. For the veterans among your Yaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yaw lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yaw in 1954 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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