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Bates Family History

Bates Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Bate (see Bartholomew).Americanized form of German Betz. See also Betts.

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

4,493,134 Historical Documents with Bates on Ancestry.com
1,055,412 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
117,428 Military Records
50,903 Immigration Records
736,208 Census and Voter Lists
2,533,183 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bates Families

  • Number of Bates families
     533 - 1,063
     178 - 532
     1 - 177
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bates families
     1,109 - 2,215
     370 - 1,108
     1 - 369
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bates families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bates census records

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Bates Family Origin

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Bates Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bates

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Bates Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bates census records

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Bates Civil War Service Records

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