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Goates Family History

Goates Name Meaning
English: unexplained; probably a variant of Goate which may derive either from Middle English gat (Old English gat), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept goats or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat in some way, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a watercourse or sluice, Middle English gote. Possibly in some instances the name may be an altered form of Coates.Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Götz (see Goetz).

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

26,355 Historical Documents with Goates on Ancestry.com
5,659 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
450 Military Records
343 Immigration Records
3,710 Census and Voter Lists
16,193 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Goates Families

  • Number of Goates families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goates families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Goates last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Goates Family Origin

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Goates Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Goates

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Goates Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Goates census records

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Goates Civil War Service Records

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