You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Oates relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 33 less people named Oates in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 4,107 people named Oates in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Oates in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 4,074 people named Oates were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $945
  • 656 adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 575 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Oates families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Texas
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • 763 were first-generation Americans