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Coates Family History

Coates Name Meaning
English: status name for a cottager (see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling (from Middle English cotes, plural (or genitive) of cote, cott), or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, especially Coates in Cambridgeshire and Cotes in Leicestershire.Scottish: variant of Coutts.Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Kotz or German Koths, from a variant of the medieval personal name Godo (see Gottfried).

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

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Name Distribution of Coates Families

  • Number of Coates families
     130 - 257
     44 - 129
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coates families
     1,773 - 3,544
     592 - 1,772
     1 - 591
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coates families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Coates Family Origin

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Coates Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Coates

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Coates Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Coates census records

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Coates Civil War Service Records

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