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Bate Name Meaning

English:: from the Middle English personal name Bate. It could represent an unrecorded Old English name Bata or a form of Batte a short form of Anglo-Norman French names beginning with Bart- such as Bartelmeu (see Bartholomew ) or Bartram (see Bertram ). perhaps a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English antecedent of the modern English dialect bate ‘river island or land liable to flooding’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Batt, Pate, Bath, Bade, Tate, Bake, Mate, Batie, Batey, Baze

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Where is the Bate family from?

You can see how Bate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bate families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,183 Bate families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Bate's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Bate families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bate 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 Bate. 10% of Bate men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Bate women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bate were Carpenter and Private Means. .

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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
    10%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Bate. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Bate. For the veterans among your Bate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bate lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bate in 1949 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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