Coats Family History

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Coats Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Coates.

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

Similar surnames: Coates, Coate, Couts, Oats, Cotts, Moats, Coots, Yeats, Coale, Coar

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Coats Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coats name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coats. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Coats Family Origin

Where is the Coats family from?

Coats Family Occupations

What did your Coats ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Coats occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Coats's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coats family was Farmer Son. Farmer, School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coats.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer Son


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

Coats Historical Records

What Coats family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Coats. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coats 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Coats. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Coats. For the veterans among your Coats ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coats Life Expectancy

What is the average Coats lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Coats life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coats in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coats

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coats 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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