Yuan Family History

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Yuan Name Meaning

Chinese : from the secondary name, or ‘style name’, of a certain prince Bo Yuan, who lived during the Warring States period (722–481 bc). A grandson of his adopted the Yuan portion of this as his surname. Chinese : origin unknown. Chinese : origin unknown. Chinese : the earliest record of this name is of an adviser called Yuan Xi in the 12th century bc, during the later stage of the Shang dynasty. Another source of the name is an adviser who lived in the state of Wei during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc), who was granted an area named Yuan; his descendants adopted the place name Yuan as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Yan, Duan, Guan, Quan, Ruan, Shan, Yun, Ban, Lian, Huang

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Yuan Family Origin

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Yuan Family Occupations

What did your Yuan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cook was the top reported job for people in the CA named Yuan. 31% of Yuan men worked as a Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
  • Clerk
  • Farm Route Barker
  • Fisherman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Yuan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 529 census records available for the last name Yuan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yuan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Yuan. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Yuan. For the veterans among your Yuan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yuan Life Expectancy

What is the average Yuan lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Yuan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yuan in 1965 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yuan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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