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Coates Name Meaning

English: status name for a cottager (see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling (from Middle English cotes, plural (or genitive) of cote, cott), or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, especially Coates in Cambridgeshire and Cotes in Leicestershire. Scottish: variant of Coutts. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kotz or German Koths, from a variant of the medieval personal name Godo (see Gottfried).

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


Similar surnames: Goates, Coate, Gates, Cortes, Cater, Cates, Coats, Corte, Oates

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Coates Family Origin

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Coates Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coates family was Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coates. The most common Coates occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Coates's were Farmers.

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Coates Historical Records

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Coates Life Expectancy

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