Agate Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘at the gate’, i.e. one of the gates of a medieval city. However, in northern counties, Middle English gate (from Old Norse gata) also meant ‘street’, and in some instances the surname may derive from this sense. Southern Italian: from the Greek personal name Agathe meaning ‘virtuous’, ‘honest’. Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as ag-tay: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Marathi ag?te ‘live coal’ (from Sanskrit agni ‘fire’).

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


Similar surnames: Gates, Gale, Arata, Abate, Pate, Tate, Apte, Gath, Agard, Gage

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Agate Family Origin

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Agate Family Occupations

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  • Hunter

    50%
  • Machinist

    50%

In 1881, the most common Agate occupation in Canada was Hunter. 50% of Agate's were Hunters. Hunter and Machinist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Agate.

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Agate Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Agate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Agate in 1960 was 65, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Agate

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