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Cates Family History

Cates Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’). (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages.Probably in some instances an Americanized spelling of German Goetz.

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

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112,105 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,736 Military Records
5,230 Immigration Records
72,312 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cates Families

  • Number of Cates families
     106 - 210
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cates families
     110 - 217
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cates families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cates Family Origin

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Cates Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cates

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Cates Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cates Civil War Service Records

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