Bates Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bate (see Bartholomew). Americanized form of German Betz. See also Betts.

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


Similar surnames: Cates, Bares, Gates, Banes, Batey, Bate, Bales, Gales, Pates, Bayes

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Bates Family Origin

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Bates Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Bates occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Bates's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bates family was Laborer. Farmer, Fisherman and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bates.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Fisherman

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Bates Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bates in 1940 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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