Bates Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Bate (see Bartholomew). Americanized form of German Betz. See also Betts.

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


Similar surnames: Cates, Bares, Gates, Banes, Batey, Bate, Bales, Gales, Pates, Bayes

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Bates Family Origin

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Bates Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bates family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bates. The most common Bates occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bates's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Bates Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bates in 1940 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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