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Yanez Family History

Yanez Name Meaning

Spanish (Yáñez): patronymic from a variant of the personal name Juan, Spanish equivalent of John. Compare Ibanez. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Janež, a derivative of the personal name Janez, Latin Iohannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Yaney, Ybanez, Canez, Ibanez, Janes, Yanes, Panek, Manz, Manes, Yanek

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Where is the Yanez family from?

You can see how Yanez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yanez family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Yanez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Yanez families living in Texas. This was about 60% of all the recorded Yanez's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Yanez families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yanez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yanez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yanez. 45% of Yanez men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Yanez women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yanez were Clerk and Cook. .

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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
    45%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Yanez. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yanez. For the veterans among your Yanez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yanez lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Yanez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yanez in 1944 was 23, and 70 in 2004.

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