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Gatenby is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Gatenby is for a watchman. The watchman was responsible for keeping guard over the gates of a castle or manor.

Gatenby Early Origins



The surname Gatenby was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Gatenby. One of the first records of the family was Stephen de Gaitenbi ( c. 1190-1212) who was listed in Early Yorkshire Charters. In 1327, the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire listed Thomas de Gaytenby and later Peter de Gaytenby was listed in the Calendar of Inquisitiones post mortem of Yorkshire (1405-1406.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Gatenby Spelling Variations


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Gatenby Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Gattonsby, Gatensby, Gatonby, Gattenby, Gatenby and many more.

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Gatenby Early History


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Gatenby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gatenby research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatenby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatenby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatenby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gatenby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Gatenby, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Grace Gatenby, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Harriet Gatenby, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatenby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatenby (post 1700)



  • Peter Barry Brontė Gatenby (1923-2015), Irish physician, Medical Director for the United Nations and Professor of Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, son of James Brontė Gatenby
  • James Brontė Gatenby (1892-1960), New Zealand zoologist, known for his work on the structure of cells and the Golgi bodies
  • David John Gatenby (b. 1952), Australian cricketer
  • Peter Robert Gatenby (b. 1949), Australian cricketer who played for Tasmania

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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