Yule Family History

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Yule Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Middle English yule ‘Christmastide’ (Old English geol, reinforced by the cognate Old Norse term jól). This was originally the name of a pagan midwinter festival, which was later appropriated by the Christian Church for celebration of the birth of Christ.

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

Similar surnames: Mule, Mole, Dole, Pyle, Rule, Kale, Luke, Yale, Ure, Lull

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Yule Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yule name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yule. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Yule Family Origin

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Yule Family Occupations

What did your Yule ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Yule family was School. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yule. The most common Yule occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Yule's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Baker

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yule ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yule Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Yule. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yule 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Yule. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Yule. For the veterans among your Yule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yule Life Expectancy

What is the average Yule lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Yule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Yule in 1947 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yule 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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