Zarate Family History

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Zarate Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from Zarate, a place in Araba province, named from Basque zara ‘thicket’.

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

Similar surnames: Garate, Zara, Maratea, Arzate, Arata, Tarte, Plate, Irace, Strate

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Zarate Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Zarate name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Zarate. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Zarate Family Origin

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Zarate Family Occupations

What did your Zarate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Zarate occupation in the UK was Attendant With Midget Exhibition. 100% of Zarate's were Attendant With Midget Exhibitions.

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  • Attendant With Midget Exhibition


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

Zarate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Zarate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zarate 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Zarate. 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 696 military records available for the last name Zarate. For the veterans among your Zarate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zarate Life Expectancy

What is the average Zarate lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Zarate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Zarate in 1957 was 65, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zarate 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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