Yates Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

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


Similar surnames: Gates, Sales, Oates, Tates, Mates, Cates, Hales, Cater, Zales, Tate

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Yates Family Origin

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Yates Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

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Yates Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Yates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yates in 1940 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yates

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