Last Name YEH

Summary/Contribute


Meaning Not available
Origin Chinese

Rank 5,214 (2000 US census) 8,089 (1990 US census)
Count 6,153 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 2.91%, or 179 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • undisclosed % as black,
  • 93.82%, or 5773 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.47%, or 152 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 0.59%, or 36 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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