Yeates Family History

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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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Yeates Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yeates name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Yeates Family Origin

Where is the Yeates family from?

Yeates Family Occupations

What did your Yeates ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yeates occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Yeates's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Yeates family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yeates.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeps House


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

Yeates Historical Records

What Yeates family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Yeates Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yeates 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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