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Goates Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably a variant of Goate which may derive either from Middle English gat (Old English gat), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept goats or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat in some way, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a watercourse or sluice, Middle English gote. Possibly in some instances the name may be an altered form of Coates. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Götz (see Goetz).

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


Similar surnames: Gates, Coates, Goes, Cates, Gotts, Oates, Gales, Noakes, Oakes

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Goates Family Origin

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Goates Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    15%
  • Builders Contractor

    8%
  • Cellarman

    8%
  • Charwoman

    8%

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In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Builders Contractor and Cellarman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goates. A less common occupation for the Goates family was Charwoman. The most common Goates occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Goates's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Goates Life Expectancy

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