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Origins of the Yeats surname

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About the Yeatses

We have a total number of 8255 records for people with the last name Yeats.

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Where do most Yeatses live?

In 1921, most Yeatses lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Yeatses

How common is your surname?

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We have 7,130 records for the Yeats surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Yeatses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yeats first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Yeatses

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

Common Female occupations for Yeatses in 1921


Domestic Servant






House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Yeatses in 1921




Agricultural Labourer


Farm Servant


General Labourer


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