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Origins of the Yang surname

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About the Yangs

We have a total number of 335 records for people with the last name Yang.

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Where do most Yangs live?

In 1921, most Yangs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Yangs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 79 records for the Yang surname. The oldest one dates back to 1861.

Who were Yangs most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Yangs.

What are the most common Yang first names?

  • John
  • David
  • Mai
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Yang family members

Common jobs for Yangs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yangs in 1921


Brush Maker


Char Woman




Drapers Assistant


Common Male occupations for Yangs in 1921
Mechanics And Repairmen




Bookkeepers And Cashiers


Brewer Common




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