Scates History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scates family

The surname Scates was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and gave their name to the village of Skeoch near Mauchline, the setting for many of Robert Burns poems.

Early History of the Scates family

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Scates Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeoch, Skewych, Skeach and others.

Early Notables of the Scates family (pre 1700)

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Scates Ranking

In the United States, the name Scates is the 10,303rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Scates family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Skeach arrived in Philadelphia in 1877.


Contemporary Notables of the name Scates (post 1700) +

  • Cappriccieo M. "Capp" Scates (b. 1969), American record industry executive, current Executive General Manager at Arrow Records
  • Al Scates (b. 1939), American college volleyball player and volleyball coach, inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame (2003) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2004)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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