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Yokley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jöchle, from a pet form of the personal name Joachim.

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


Similar surnames: Yackley, Gockley, Boxley, Coley, Hosley, Tooley, Yousey, Bohley

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Where is the Yokley family from?

You can see how Yokley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yokley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Yokley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Yokley families living in North Carolina. This was about 49% of all the recorded Yokley's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Yokley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yokley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yokley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yokley. 32% of Yokley men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Yokley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yokley were Truck Driver and Machine Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Laundress
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 78 immigration records available for the last name Yokley. 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 793 military records available for the last name Yokley. For the veterans among your Yokley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yokley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yokley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Yokley in 1954 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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