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The name Yeates reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Yeates family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest in 1066. Yeates 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.

Yeates Early Origins



The surname Yeates 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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Yeates Spelling Variations


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Yeates Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Yates, Yate, Yeats and others.

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Yeates Early History


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Yeates Early History



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

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Yeates Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yeates Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Yeates In Ireland


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Yeates In Ireland



Some of the Yeates 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 this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Yeates or a variant listed above:

Yeates Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Yeates, who landed in Maryland in 1662

Yeates Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Yeates, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Robert Yeates, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • George Yeates settled in New England in 1765
  • George Yeates, who settled in New England in 1765
  • John Yeates, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1773

Yeates Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edman, Yeates, aged 29, landed in Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Edmund Yeates, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • William Yeates, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Mathcw Yeates, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1833

Yeates Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Yeates, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • William Yeates, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

Yeates Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George W. Yeates arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Walter Yeates arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Henry Yeates arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Herbert A. Yeates arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeates (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yeates (post 1700)



  • R. Owen Yeates, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1952
  • O. Cordell Yeates, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Logan, Utah, 1989
  • Jesse Johnson Yeates (1829-1892), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1860-62; Delegate to North Carolina State Constitutional Convention, 1871
  • Victor Maslin Yeates (1897-1934), British fighter pilot in World War I
  • John Stuart Yeates MBE (1900-1986), New Zealand academic and botanist

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Yeates Historic Events


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Yeates Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Jack Yeates, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived 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.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Yeates Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yeates 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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