Wates Family History

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Wates Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waites.

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

Similar surnames: Cates, Wares, Gates, Water, Waters, Tates, Kates, Waye, Walles, Yates

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Wates Family Origin

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Wates Family Occupations

What did your Wates ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wates. 42% of Wates men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Wates women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wates were Miner and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Laundress
  • Maid

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

Wates Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wates 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wates. 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 763 military records available for the last name Wates. For the veterans among your Wates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wates Life Expectancy

What is the average Wates lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wates in 1962 was 51, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wates

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wates 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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