Cates Family History
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Cates Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’). (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages.) Probably in some instances an Americanized spelling of German Goetz.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gates, Catts, Cater, Bates, Coates, Tates, Oates, Yates, Gales, Kates