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Origins of the Tate surname

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About the Tates

We have a total number of 66245 records for people with the last name Tate.

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Where do most Tates live?

In 1921, most Tates lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Tates

How common is your surname?

677th most common surname in the UK

We have 55,600 records for the Tate surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Tates most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Tate first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Tates

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Tates in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Tates in 1921
Coal Miner


Farm Hands




General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


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