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The history of the name McPhate begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for Patrick. In the religious naming tradition the McPhate surname was bestowed in honor of a religious figure. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Middle English word "pate" which meant "head" or "skull". In this latter case, the name would have been a nickname.

McPhate Early Origins



The surname McPhate was first found in Cambridgeshire, where one of the first records of the name was Walter P atte who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379 list the following: Willelmus Payt, and Cecilia Payt (who we presume are related); and Johannes Patte.

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McPhate Spelling Variations


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McPhate Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. McPhate has been recorded under many different variations, including Pate, Pait, Pat, Patt and others.

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McPhate Early History


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McPhate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McPhate research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1528 is included under the topic Early McPhate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McPhate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McPhate Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McPhate In Ireland


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McPhate In Ireland



Some of the McPhate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McPhate or a variant listed above: Richard Pate, who settled in Virginia in 1636; as did William Pate in 1637; John Pate in 1651; Henry and Catherine Pate in 1656; and Elizabeth Pate in 1663..

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Contemporary Notables of the name McPhate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McPhate (post 1700)



  • Christian McPhate, American English professor at Midwestern State University
  • Scott McPhate, American visual effects artist, known for his work on The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • The Very Reverend Gordon Ferguson McPhate (b. 1950), British academic, Dean of Chester (2002-)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The McPhate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McPhate 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2014 at 11:24.

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