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Find more Kates relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 75 more people named Kates in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,709 people named Kates in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Kates in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,784 people named Kates were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • For 907 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 77 were disabled
  • 561 were children

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As Kates families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 18% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Slovak
  • They most commonly lived in New Jersey
  • 5% were born in foreign countries