The Coats Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Coats family.

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The Coats Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Coats
1841 Census91
1851 Census376
1861 Census653
1871 Census833
1881 Census765
1891 Census853
1901 Census719
1911 Census647

Most Frequent Forenames for the Coats Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
John Coats 6 40 60 75 41 61 35 41
Mary Coats 11 34 58 59 49 57 40 23
William Coats 5 25 47 58 61 51 37 28
Elizabeth Coats 2 20 31 45 32 42 28 18
Thomas Coats 9 15 32 42 29 36 36 27
George Coats 2 18 24 34 25 32 28 22
Sarah Coats 3 13 24 35 26 25 10 5
James Coats 3 16 28 19 19 26 12 11
Jane Coats 3 12 23 24 18 13 10 7
Joseph Coats 0 8 22 22 18 18 11 9
Margaret Coats 2 9 16 22 18 10 12 14
Henry Coats 3 12 17 18 19 18 18 7
Robert Coats 1 7 14 16 14 14 11 9
Ann Coats 4 12 11 20 12 5 5 1
Annie Coats 0 0 1 17 15 18 17 15
Charles Coats 1 6 13 16 15 8 11 7
Alice Coats 1 1 5 7 16 15 7 14
Ellen Coats 1 3 10 12 10 15 8 11
Frederick Coats 0 1 8 12 9 13 13 6
Emma Coats 3 8 13 14 9 11 4 4

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Coats family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Coats

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CHADWICK
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A Short History of Parish Records
As we have seen, both Civil Registration and Census Returns run out when you get back to c.1840, and rarely provide information relevant before 1800. At this stage you need to turn to Parish Records.

 

The Romance of Rail power in the War
A short article from Issue 88 of The War Illustrated on the use of trains in the War.

 

Daniel Albone in the 1861 Census
Daniel Albone is famous for inventing the Ivel tractor, and is said to have changed the world of agriculture. He can be found in the 1861 census at the age of only six months.

 

Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.