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Yates Family History

Yates Name Meaning
English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

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

3,066,607 Historical Documents with Yates on Ancestry.com
910,893 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
66,452 Military Records
40,465 Immigration Records
505,087 Census and Voter Lists
1,543,710 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Yates Families

  • Number of Yates families
     284 - 566
     95 - 283
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Yates families
     4,427 - 8,852
     1,476 - 4,426
     1 - 1,475
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Yates families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Yates Family Origin

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Yates Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Yates

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Yates Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Yates census records

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Yates Civil War Service Records

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