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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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm
  • Grace Gatenby, aged 25, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm
  • Harriet Gatenby, aged 2, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatenby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatenby (post 1700)



  • David John Gatenby (b. 1952), Australian former cricketer who played for Tasmania (1978-1979)
  • 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
  • Peter Robert Gatenby (b. 1949), Australian cricketer who played for Tasmania

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Gatenby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatenby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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