Yow Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Yeo.

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

Similar surnames: Yaw, Yoe, Low, Mow, Row, Dow, How, Goy, Lo, Yob

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Yow Family Origin

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Yow Family Occupations

What did your Yow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yow. A less common occupation for the Yow family was Works On Farm. The most common Yow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Yow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


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Yow Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Yow Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Yow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Yow in 1948 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

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