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Applegate Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Applegarth in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Applegarth, Appleyard, Appleget, Agate, Apple, Holgate, Legate

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Where is the Applegate family from?

You can see how Applegate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Applegate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Applegate families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 140 Applegate families living in New Jersey. This was about 43% of all the recorded Applegate's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Applegate families in 1840.
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What did your Applegate ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Applegate. 17% of Applegate men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Applegate women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Applegate were Carpenter and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Applegate. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Applegate. For the veterans among your Applegate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Applegate lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Applegate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Applegate in 1940 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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