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Yates is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a gatekeeper. The name was originally derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate. It was also sometimes applied to people who lived near a prominent gate.

Yates Early Origins



The surname Yates was first found in Gloucestershire. Old Hutton in Westmorland was another family seat. "Hood-Ridding, an ancient mansion, has belonged for more than two centuries to the family of Yates." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Yates Spelling Variations


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Yates Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Yates, Yate, Yeats and others.

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Yates Early History


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Yates Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yates research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1575, 1865, 1939 and are included under the topic Early Yates History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yates Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yates Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Yates In Ireland


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Yates In Ireland



Some of the Yates family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 197 words (14 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Yates name or one of its variants:

Yates Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Yates, who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Edward Yates, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Joe Yates settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Joe Yates, who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Jo Yates, aged 48, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yates Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Yates, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Eliza Yates, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Bartholomew Yates, who arrived in Virginia in 1737

Yates Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Yates, who landed in Virginia in 1807
  • Samuel Yates settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820
  • Andrew Q Yates, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • T H Yates, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838
  • G E Yates, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yates Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Morrell Yates, who arrived in Alabama in 1911

Yates Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Yates who settled in Scilly Cove, Newfoundland, in 1708 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Charles Yates, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Yates Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Yates was a Carpenter at Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1817 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Isaac Yates, who landed in Canada in 1830

Yates Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Yates, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • John Yates, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Thomas Yates, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Ellen Yates, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • William Yates arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yates Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis T Yates landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Yates landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Antilla
  • John Yates, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Jane Yates, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Henry Yates, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yates (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yates (post 1700)



  • Brock Yates (1933-2016), American journalist, author and executive editor of Car and Driver
  • Cassie Yates (b. 1951), American actress, known for her roles in Convoy (1978), The Osterman Weekend (1983) and F.I.S.T. (1978)
  • Tyler Kali Yates (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Herbert John Yates (1880-1966), American founder and president of Republic Pictures in 1935
  • J. Michael Yates (b. 1938), American-born, Canadian poet and dramatist
  • Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001), American author, best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man
  • Alexander R. Yates, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Sierra Leone, 1884
  • Adam Yates, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1806-08
  • Abraham Yates Jr. (1724-1796), American politician, Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1777-90; Mayor of Albany, New York, 1790-96; Presidential Elector for New York, 1792
  • Austin A. Yates, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1888-89
  • ... (Another 81 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Yates Historic Events


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Yates Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Harry Yates (1893-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Mary A Yates (1893-1914), née Taylor Canadian Second Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Susie  Yates (1888-1917), Canadian resident from Waverly, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. George Roley  Yates (1895-1917), American Stoker aboard the HMCS Niobe from Kansas, USA who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert G Yates (b. 1907), English Boatswain serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Yates Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yates 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.

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