Yuen Family History

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Yuen Name Meaning

Chinese: see Yuan. Chinese: see Ruan.

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

Similar surnames: Yuan, Yue, Yun, Yen, Suen, Lien, Mun, Duan, Tuan, Agen

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Yuen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yuen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yuen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • China


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Polynesia


  • Germanic Europe


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Yuen Family Origin

Where is the Yuen family from?

Yuen Family Occupations

What did your Yuen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yuen occupation in the USA was Laundry. 20% of Yuen's were Laundrys. Laundry, Board & Store and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yuen. A less common occupation for the Yuen family was Laborer.

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  • Laundry

  • Board & Store

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer


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

Yuen Historical Records

What Yuen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Yuen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yuen 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Yuen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yuen. For the veterans among your Yuen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yuen Life Expectancy

What is the average Yuen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Yuen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Yuen in 1940 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yuen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yuen 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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