Yam Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Ren. Mexican: probably of Mayan origin. English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Yam Family Origin

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Yam Family Occupations

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In 1939, Faitors Machine Clothing Factory and Clerk Gown Factory were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Yam. 17% of Yam men worked as a Faitors Machine Clothing Factory and 15% of Yam women worked as a Clerk Gown Factory. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yam were Harker Wet Fish Own (account and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Faitors Machine Clothing Factory
  • Fish Salesman
  • Hairdresser Assistant
  • Harker Wet Fish Own (account

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Clerk Gown Factory
  • Cook Housekeeper
  • Domestic (unpaid)
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Yam Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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Draft Card

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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Yam Life Expectancy

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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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