Yates Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Yates Name Meaning: Occupational name for a 'gate keeper',can also mean 'dweller by the gate'.

This name is of english origin. From an old english word 'geat' now meaning 'gate'.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Yates Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Yates family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 388
Female Servant 329
Cotton Weaver 225
Independent 224
Labourer 206
Weaver 187
Farmer 168
Male Servant 131
Silk Weaver 93
Coal Miner 72
Shoe Maker 65
Collier 64
Cotton Spinner 54
Dress Maker 49
Callico Weaver 46
Tailor 38
Ag Lab 35
Joiner 33
Blacksmith 28
Cotton Piecer 26
Independant 26
Butcher 25
Apprentice 24
Gardener 23
Pupil 23

Yates Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Yates 100% 141,826
2 Yeates 83% 12,104
3 Yeats 60% 4,211

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