Ye Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of the area of Ye, in present-day Henan province. During the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), a senior military adviser of the state of Chu was killed in battle; his son was granted the area of Ye, with the title Duke of Ye. The Duke of Ye was successful in battle, and his descendants adopted the place name Ye as their surname. Korean: variant of Yi.

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

Similar surnames: Yu, Ge, He, Lu, Qi, Du, Yi, Rye, Yue, Kye

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Ye Family Origin

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Ye Family Occupations

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In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ye. 25% of Ye men worked as a Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
  • Bolt Maker
  • Fruit Farmer
  • Laborer

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Ye Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Ye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ye in 1965 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

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