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bates was also found in the following language(s): Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Bates

Bates Battaglia is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1997 to 2012. Bates was born on December 13th, 1975 in Chicago.


Bates Gill is a political science and author. Bates was born in 1959 in United States.


Bates was born on December 23rd, 1787. He passed away on May 31st, 1841.


Bates was born on June 23rd, 1923. He left this life on March 12th, 2004.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Bates

She has been prominent since 1971. Kathy was given the name Kathleen Doyle Bates on June 28th, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.


Bo Diddley was a chicago blues, rhythm, blues, rock, and roll singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, and movie actor. He plays Gretsch. He holds the title Bo Diddley". His career lasted from 1943 to 2007. Bo was given the name Ellas Otha Bates on December 30th, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, United States. Bo is also known as The Originator. He died on June 2nd, 2008.


Sir Alan Bates was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 2003. Alan was given the name Alan Arthur Bates on February 17th, 1934 in Allestree, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on December 27th, 2003.


Michael Bates was an actor. His career lasted from 1953 to 1977. Michael was born on December 4th, 1920 in Jhansi. He passed away on January 11th, 1978.


Tyler Bates is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Tyler was given the name Tyler L Bates on June 5th, 1965.


Nick Rhodes is a pop music, pop rock, synthpop, and new wave music musician. He plays Keyboard instrument, Sampler (musical instrument), Roland Jupiter-4, Roland Jupiter-8, Fairlight CMI, Alesis, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Nick was given the name Nicholas James Bates on June 8th, 1962 in Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, England. Nick is also known as Ringo and Ringo (1980s nick-name).


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Popularity of Bates as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bates U.S.
  White 75.35% 64.26%
  African American 18.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bates

People with the last name Bates are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bates

  • How Popular is the name Bates? Bates is the 35,311th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bates was the 325th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bates have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 109 babies born with the first name Bates in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bates to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bates? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bates first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bates is Saturday, April 17th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Bates born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bates was in 2014 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bates: Your name in reverse order is Setab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eatbs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bates? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 95,622 people with the last name Bates.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bates? Bates was ranked as the 325th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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