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Tate Family History

Tate Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Tata, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tat, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Tade, Pate, Tates, Taute, Tarte, Bate, Tite, Tata, Nate, Fante

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Where is the Tate family from?

You can see how Tate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tate families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,810 Tate families living in Yorkshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Tate's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Tate families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tate 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 Tate. 9% of Tate men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Tate women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tate were Colliery Hewer 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
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%
  • Colliery Hewer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 329,000 census records available for the last name Tate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tate 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Tate. 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 70,000 military records available for the last name Tate. For the veterans among your Tate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tate lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tate in 1940 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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