Bates Family History

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Bates Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bate (see Bartholomew). Americanized form of German Betz. See also Betts.

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


Similar surnames: Cates, Bares, Gates, Banes, Batey, Bate, Bales, Gales, Pates, Bayes

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Bates Family Origin

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Bates Family Occupations

What did your Bates ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bates occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Bates's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bates family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bates.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

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

Bates Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bates 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bates. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bates. For the veterans among your Bates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bates Life Expectancy

What is the average Bates lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bates in 1940 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bates

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bates 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.

Famous Bates Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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