Kate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Kate family

The surname Kate was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name Katt contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Katt family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Kate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kate research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1705, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Kate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kate Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Katt, Kate, Katsch, Katte, Kattendyke, Katterbach, Katterbeck, Katz, Katzbeck, Katze, Katzeler, Katzenstain and many more.

Early Notables of the Kate family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kate migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Kate, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [1]
  • Margtt Kate, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]
  • Alice Kate, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [1]
Kate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J C Kate, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1788 [1]
Kate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernst Friedrich August Kate, who settled in New Orleans in 1847

Contemporary Notables of the name Kate (post 1700)

  • Ms. Kate Cross M.B.E.,, British recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Young People’s Theatre and to the community in Bath [2]
  • Ms. Kate Clanchy M.B.E., (b. 1965), born in Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish Poet, Freelance Writer and teacher, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Literature [2]
  • Ms. Geva Kate Mentor C.B.E., (b. 1984), born in Bournemouth, British International Netball player, was appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to netball [2]
  • Laura Kate Larimore (1893-1987), birth name of Kate Larimore Turabian, an American educator who is best known for her book A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
  • Laura Kate Trevelyan (b. 1968), English BBC anchor/correspondent based in New York City
  • Philippa Kate Roles (1978-2017), Welsh discus thrower, bronze medalist at the 1997 European Junior Championships
  • Zara Kate Dickins DBE (1909-1989), birth name of Dame Zara Bate, Australian fashion designer and wife of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt
  • Sally Kate Illman (b. 1969), birth name of Sally Kate Bercow, English wife of the current Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow
  • Samantha Kate McClymont (b. 1986), Australian country musician, member of the trio The McClymonts who have won seven Golden Guitars and two ARIA Awards
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg (b. 1992), American actress

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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