Colgate Family History
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Colgate Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Colgate in Sussex or Colgates in Kent, which are named with Old English col ‘charcoal’ + geat ‘gate’, indicating a gate leading into woodland where charcoal was burned.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Holgate, Colgrove, Tungate, Clare, Hungate, Cole, Redgate, Colla