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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tater

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  • A submission from Mississippi, United States says the name Tater means "Popularity and orgin" and is of Unknown origin.
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  1. An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

Representing an aphetic pronunciation of potato.

  1. (Britain, US, informal) A potato.
  2. (US, baseball, slang) A home run

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Popularity of Tater as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tater U.S.
  White 65.84% 64.26%
  African American 25.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tater

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tater

  • How Popular is the name Tater? As a last name Tater was the 91,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tater first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tater is Sunday, February 28th, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Tater? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tater. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tater: Your name in reverse order is Retat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etatr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tater? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 202 people with the last name Tater.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tater? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tater as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Taters Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Tater born Nov 4, 2011

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.