Tate Family History

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Tate Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Tata, possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tat, or else a nursery formation. This surname is common and widespread in Britain; the chief area of concentration is northeastern England, followed by northern Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Tade, Pate, Tates, Taute, Tarte, Bate, Tite, Tata, Nate, Fante

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Tate Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tate name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tate. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Tate Family Origin

Where is the Tate family from?

Tate Family Occupations

What did your Tate ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tate family was Farming. The most common Tate occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Tate's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tate.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tate ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tate Historical Records

What Tate family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 329,000 census records available for the last name Tate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tate census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Tate. 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 Card

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Tate. For the veterans among your Tate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tate Life Expectancy

What is the average Tate lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tate in 1940 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tate ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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