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Tate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English-Alt , English , Scottish


The Tate surname is generally thought to be derived from the Old Norse word "teitr," meaning "cheerful." According to the Venerable Bede, Tate was used as a nickname for Ethelberga daughter of Ethelbert, king of Kent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Some sources suggest that its origins are quite distinct from the Old English roots of Tate.


Early Origins of the Tate family


The surname Tate was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times. One of the first records of the name was Thomas dictus Tayt in 1329 who was listed as having a debt to the king at that time. There are several recorded instances of payments to a John Tayt, clerk of the hospital of Montrose, between 1362-70. Alexander Tayt was burgess of Edinburgh in 1381. Adam Tayte had a safe conduct to travel in England in 1424. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Tate family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tate research.
Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1597, 1381, 1424, 1432, 1490, 1492, 1531, 1567, 1531, 1567, 1575, 1605, 1626, 1666, 1652, 1715, 1692, 1652, 1715, 1692 and are included under the topic Early Tate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tate Spelling Variations


A lack of rules and the tendency of scribes to spell according to the sound of the word plagued medieval spelling. Not surprisingly, an enormous number of spelling variations appeared. Tate has been written Tait, Tate, Tayte, Taite and others.

Early Notables of the Tate family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Princess Tait of Kent; Faithful Teate (c.1626-1666) Irish Protestant clergyman and poet from County Cavan, Ireland, sometimes known as Faithful Tate or Faithfull Teate; and...
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Migration of the Tate family to Ireland


Some of the Tate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tate family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots crossed the Atlantic for North America hoping to escape poverty, as well as persecution. Much of their heritage was lost along the way and overtime. This century, however, Clan societies and highland games have allowed many ancestral Scots to recover their birthright. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Tate arrived in North America very early:

Tate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tate, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • James and Mary Tate, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Thomas Tate, who settled in Virginia in 1635

Tate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hester Tate, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Tate, who arrived in New England in 1756 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Tate, aged 22, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Judge Tate, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elizabeth Tate, who arrived in New York in 1842 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Frederick Tate, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Tate, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tate Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Tate, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Rosa Tate, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Tate Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Tate, who landed in Canada in 1816
  • Mr. James Tate who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Julius Caesar" departing 13th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 5th September 1847 but he died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  • Mrs. Margaret Tate, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)

Tate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • Ann Tate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • George Tate, aged 28, who arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Elizabeth Tate, aged 24, who arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850

Tate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Tate, (b. 1837), aged 25, Irish farm labourer, from County Down travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 20th October 1862 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mary Jane Tate, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • John Tate, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Miss Mary Ann Tate, (b. 1841), aged 22, English domestic servant from Staffordshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Tiptree" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th January 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • James Tate, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tate (post 1700)


  • Skatemaster Tate (1959-2015), stage name of Gerry Hurtado, an American musician and a former television show host
  • Emory A. Tate Jr. (1958-2015), American International Master of chess
  • James Vincent Tate (1943-2015), American poet awarded the 1992 pulitzer prize for Poetry
  • John Torrence Tate Jr. (b. 1925), American mathematician awarded the 2002 Wolf Prize and the 2010 Abel Prize
  • Albert Tate Jr. (1920-1986), American judge with the Louisiana Supreme Court (1958)
  • Sharon Marie Tate (1943-1969), American actress murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson
  • James Hugh Joseph Tate (1910-1983), American politician, mayor of Philadelphia from 1962 and 1972
  • John Orley Allen Tate (1899-1979), American poet and critic
  • Charles Tate, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 2002 (33rd District), 2004 (35th District) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ben E. Tate, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 51 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tate family



HMS Royal Oak

  • William Tate (1916-1939), British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died due to wounds from the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

Suggested Readings for the name Tate


  • Tate and Allied Families of Robertson County, Tennessee by Evelyn Yates Carpenter.
  • Taylors and Tates of the South by Ann K. Blomquist.
  • Van Buren Tate: Ancestors, Descendants by Rachel Tate Smith.

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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