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Yeates Name Meaning

English: variant of Yates .

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

Similar surnames: Yeats, Yeatts, Yates, Estes, Meares, Heater, Bettes, Crates, Keatts

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Where is the Yeates family from?

You can see how Yeates families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeates family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeates families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Yeates families living in Virginia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Yeates's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Yeates families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeates surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeates ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yeates. 23% of Yeates men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Yeates women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeates were Clerk and Farmer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Yeates. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeates 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Yeates. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Yeates. For the veterans among your Yeates ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeates lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Yeates life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Yeates in 1955 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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