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Yoh Family History

Yoh Name Meaning

Korean (Yo): there are two Chinese characters for this surname. Only one of them is used by a clan large enough to warrant treatment here. The Uryong Yo clan’s founding ancestor is said to have been Yo Son-jae, a Song Chinese government officer who migrated from China to Koryo. Although members of the Yon clan can be found throughout the Korean peninsula, they are concentrated in the Kyongsang provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Yon, Oh, You, Toh, Goh, Roh, Koh, Soh, Yoo, Loh

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Where is the Yoh family from?

You can see how Yoh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yoh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yoh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Yoh families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Yoh's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Yoh families in 1911.
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What did your Yoh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yoh. 61% of Yoh men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Yoh women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yoh were Policeman and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Hand
  • Policeman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yoh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yoh 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Yoh. 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 469 military records available for the last name Yoh. For the veterans among your Yoh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yoh lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Yoh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Yoh in 1963 was 83, and 78 in 2004.

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