Yen Name Meaning

Chinese: see Yan. Chinese : see Zhen.

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

Similar surnames: Yan, Yee, Wen, Yuen, Yun, Yin, Yue, Yon, Yep, Yeh

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Yen Family Origin

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Yen Family Occupations

What did your Yen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeps Wash House, Clerk In Store and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yen. A less common occupation for the Yen family was Farm Laborer. The most common Yen occupation in the USA was Keeps Wash House. 13% of Yen's were Keeps Wash Houses.

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  • Keeps Wash House

  • Clerk In Store

  • Cook

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yen 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

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Yen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Yen. For the veterans among your Yen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yen Life Expectancy

What is the average Yen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Yen in 1962 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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