Bate Family History

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Bate Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Bat(t)e, a pet form of Bartholomew.

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

Similar surnames: Batt, Pate, Bath, Bade, Tate, Bake, Mate, Batie, Batey, Baze

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Bate Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bate name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bate Family Origin

Where is the Bate family from?

Bate Family Occupations

What did your Bate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bate occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Bate's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bate. A less common occupation for the Bate family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Baker

  • Butcher


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

Bate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Bate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bate 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Bate. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Bate. For the veterans among your Bate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bate Life Expectancy

What is the average Bate lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bate in 1949 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bate 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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