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Dates Name Meaning

English: variant of Date with post-medieval excrescent -s. This form is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Dawes, Oates, Cates, Gates, Dantes, Pates, Dales, Yates, Danes, Bates

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Where is the Dates family from?

You can see how Dates families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dates family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dates families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 128 Dates families living in Yorkshire. This was about 45% of all the recorded Dates's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dates families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dates surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dates ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dates. 50% of Dates men worked as a Butcher and 94% of Dates women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dates were General Labourer and Shorthand Typist. .

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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

  • Butcher
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Shorthand Typist
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dates 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 872 immigration records available for the last name Dates. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Dates. For the veterans among your Dates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dates lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Dates in 1947 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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