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Yamane Family History

Yamane Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘mountain root’; many bearers are descended from a family which took its name from a location so named in present–day Saitama prefecture. The name is found mainly in the Tokyo-Saitama prefectures and west-central Japan, as well as in the island of Okinawa.

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


Similar surnames: Yamada, Amano, Raman, Zaman, Zamani, Hamann, Lagana, Mand, Daane

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Where is the Yamane family from?

You can see how Yamane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yamane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Yamane families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Yamane families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yamane's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Yamane families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yamane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yamane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yamane. 20% of Yamane men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Yamane women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yamane were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    21%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Servant
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Yamane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 746 military records available for the last name Yamane. For the veterans among your Yamane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yamane lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Yamane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Yamane in 1956 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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