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Date Name Meaning

Indian (Maharashtra; pronounced as two syllables): Konkanastha Brahmin name from Sanskrit dātā ‘donor’. Japanese (pronounced as two syllables): written phonetically 伊達 ‘that’ and ‘arrive’. It is a habitational name from a place called Idate in Mutsu (now Aomori) prefecture borne by a samurai family descended from the northern Fujiwara clan. English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English date ‘date (the fruit of the date palm tree)’ but the application of this is unclear.

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


Similar surnames: Dave, Dale, Dada, Das, Dace, Dane, Plate, Tate, Pate, Mate

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Where is the Date family from?

You can see how Date families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Date family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Date families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 115 Date families living in Somerset. This was about 21% of all the recorded Date's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Date families in 1891.
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What did your Date ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Date. 12% of Date men worked as an Insurance Agent and 74% of Date women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Date were Carpenter and Household Duties. .

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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

  • Insurance Agent
    12%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Household Duties
    5%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Date. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Date 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Date. 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 149,000 military records available for the last name Date. For the veterans among your Date ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Date lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Date life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Date in 1955 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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