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Tate Family History

Tate Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Tata, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tat, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Tade, Pate, Tates, Taute, Tarte, Bate, Tite, Tata, Nate, Fante

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Where is the Tate family from?

You can see how Tate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tate families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 224 Tate families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Tate's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tate families in 1911.
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What did your Tate ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tate. 40% of Tate men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Tate women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tate were Clerk and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    32%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 329,000 census records available for the last name Tate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tate census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Tate. 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 Cards

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Tate. For the veterans among your Tate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tate lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tate in 1940 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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