Kates Name Meaning

variant spelling of Kattes, patronymic from the personal name Kat(t)e (see Katt 1). from the possessive case of kat ‘cat’ as a nickname (see Katt 2).

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


Similar surnames: Kats, Tates, Oates, Kater, Kales, Kares, Cates, Mates, Wates, Gates

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Kates Family Origin

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Kates Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

In 1880, the most common Kates occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Kates's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kates. A less common occupation for the Kates family was Cabinet Maker.

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Kates Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Kates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kates in 1943 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kates

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