Cates Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’). (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages.) Probably in some instances an Americanized spelling of German Goetz.

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


Similar surnames: Gates, Catts, Cater, Bates, Coates, Tates, Oates, Yates, Gales, Kates

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Cates Family Origin

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Cates Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Clerk

    13%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Farmers Son

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cates family was Farmers Son. The most common Cates occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Cates's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cates.

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Cates Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Cates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Cates in 1941 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cates

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