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The Anglo-Saxon name Pates comes from the baptismal name for Patrick. In the religious naming tradition the Pates 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.

Pates Early Origins



The surname Pates 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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Pates Spelling Variations


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Pates Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pates were recorded, including Pate, Pait, Pat, Patt and others.

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Pates Early History


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Pates Early History



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

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Pates Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pates Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pates In Ireland


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Pates In Ireland



Some of the Pates 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


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pates family emigrate to North America:

Pates Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Pates, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Pates Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Pates, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pates (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pates (post 1700)



  • James S. Pates, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1926; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. 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.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pates Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pates 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 30 November 2016 at 23:58.

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