The Tates surname is derived from the Old English personal name
"Tata," which may have been a shortened version of some other names.
Early Origins of the Tates family
The surname Tates was first found in Suffolk
, where a records from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmonds, lists an Uluric Tates in circa 1095. A record from the Rotuli Hundredorum
shows Richard Tate in Cambridgeshire
in 1279. In Coventry, a John Tate obtained Whiteley, county Nottingham
from William Palmer in the year 1392.
Early History of the Tates family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tates research.Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1488, 1560, 1616, 1560, 1601, 1652, 1715, 1692, 1687, 1692 and are included under the topic Early Tates History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tates Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Tates include Tate, Tait, Tayte and others.
Early Notables of the Tates family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tates family to Ireland
Some of the Tates family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tates family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tates or a variant listed above: Edward Tate, who came to Massachusetts sometime between 1620 and 1650; Thomas Tate, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; James Tate, who came to Barbados in 1635.
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