Fate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fate family

The surname Fate was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1208 when Nisant Fadmore held lands.

Early History of the Fate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fate research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fate Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fate have been found, including Fadmore, Fadmoor, Fatmore, Fadley, Fadeley, Fatemore, Fademoor, Fademore, Fadirle and many more.

Early Notables of the Fate family (pre 1700)

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United States Fate migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Fate, or a variant listed above:

Fate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Fate, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fate (post 1700) +

  • Hugh Fate, American Republican politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 33rd District, 2001 [2]
  • George Fate, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944 [2]
  • Fate James Beal (1909-1978), American politician, Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1950; County Judge in North Carolina, 1960-67; Superior Court Judge in North Carolina, 1967-71
  • Fate Marable (1890-1947), American jazz pianist and bandleader


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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