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Tates Family History

Tates Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Tate with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now very rare in Britain. In the US it is found mainly among African Americans.

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


Similar surnames: Tate, Oates, Gates, Yates, Kates, Akes, Cates, Dawes, Matis, Mages

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Where is the Tates family from?

You can see how Tates families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tates family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tates families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 104 Tates families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tates's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Tates families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tates surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tates 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 Tates. 21% of Tates men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Tates women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tates were Public Works General Labourer and Multigraph Prints. .

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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
    21%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    13%
  • Weaver (cotton Manufacture)
    9%
  • Public Works General Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Multigraph Prints
    3%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tates 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 945 immigration records available for the last name Tates. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tates. For the veterans among your Tates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tates lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tates in 1962 was 40, and 41 in 2004.

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