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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Yager German              German huntsman
Yale Locality            Locality From a lordship of the same name in Wales.
Yare Saxon               Saxon Ready, dexterous, eager
Yarrow A plant; the millfoil, or plant of a thousand leaves.
Yates An old word for Gate
Yeoman A man free-born
Yett A gate, a way, a passage
York Locality            Locality A city in England
Young English             English Surname for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name
Younghusband social relation
Younglove Given on account of his age, and tender affection.
Yule Saxon               Saxon Christmas
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