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Agate Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘at the gate’, i.e. one of the gates of a medieval city. However, in northern counties, Middle English gate (from Old Norse gata) also meant ‘street’, and in some instances the surname may derive from this sense. Southern Italian: from the Greek personal name Agathe meaning ‘virtuous’, ‘honest’. Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as ag-tay: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Marathi ag?te ‘live coal’ (from Sanskrit agni ‘fire’).

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


Similar surnames: Gates, Gale, Arata, Abate, Pate, Tate, Apte, Gath, Agard, Gage

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Where is the Agate family from?

You can see how Agate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Agate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Agate families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 154 Agate families living in Sussex. This was about 29% of all the recorded Agate's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Agate families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Agate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Agate ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Agate. 20% of Agate men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Agate women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Agate were Jobbing Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Bricklayer
    17%
  • Retired
    10%
  • Jobbing Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Agate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Agate census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Agate. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 774 military records available for the last name Agate. For the veterans among your Agate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Agate lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Agate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Agate in 1960 was 65, and 63 in 2004.

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