Cate Family History

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Cate Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly from one of the many variants of Dutch kat ‘cat’. See also Kath, Catt.

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

Similar surnames: Cane, Catt, Cale, Tate, Cato, Cave, Lane, Cater, Cage, Cake

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Cate Family Origin

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Cate Family Occupations

What did your Cate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Artificial Florist (Promoter) Employing 2 Men & 11 Boys were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cate. The most common Cate occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Cate's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cate family was Colliery Engine Tender.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Artificial Florist (Promoter) Employing 2 Men & 11 Boys

  • Colliery Engine Tender


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

Cate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Cate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cate 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cate. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cate. For the veterans among your Cate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cate Life Expectancy

What is the average Cate lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cate in 1942 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cate 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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