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Tayte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English-Alt, English, Scottish


The Tayte 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 Tayte family


The surname Tayte 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 Notingham from William Palmer in the year 1392.

Early History of the Tayte family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tayte research.
Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1496, 1652, 1687, 1692, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Tayte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tayte Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tate, Tait, Tayte and others.

Early Notables of the Tayte family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include John Tate, Lord Mayor of London in 1496; his older brother Sir Robert Tate, Lord Mayor of London in 1488...
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Migration of the Tayte family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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.

The Tayte Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Thincke and Thancke
Motto Translation: Think and Thank


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