Agate Family History

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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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Agate Family Origin

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Agate Family Occupations

What did your Agate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Agate occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Agate's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Agate family was Bottle Merchant. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Agate.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Bottle Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Agate ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Agate Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Agate Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Agate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Agate ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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