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Yeagley Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jäggle or Jäckle from a pet form of the Biblical personal name Jakob (see Jacob ).

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


Similar surnames: Yeagle, Yeakley, Yeisley, Feagley, Beagley, Magley, Begley, Deatley

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Where is the Yeagley family from?

You can see how Yeagley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeagley family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeagley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Yeagley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 88% of all the recorded Yeagley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yeagley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeagley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeagley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yeagley. 30% of Yeagley men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Yeagley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeagley were Salesman and House Wife. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • House Wife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yeagley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeagley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 109 immigration records available for the last name Yeagley. 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 871 military records available for the last name Yeagley. For the veterans among your Yeagley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeagley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Yeagley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yeagley in 1958 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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