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Coats Name Meaning

English: variant of Coates . Scottish: variant of Coutts .

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


Similar surnames: Coates, Coate, Couts, Oats, Cotts, Moats, Coots, Yeats, Coale, Coar

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Where is the Coats family from?

You can see how Coats families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coats family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coats families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 90 Coats families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Coats's in USA. New York had the highest population of Coats families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coats surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coats ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coats. 27% of Coats men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Coats women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coats were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 103,000 census records available for the last name Coats. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coats census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Coats. 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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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Coats. For the veterans among your Coats ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coats lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Coats life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coats in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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