Kates Family History
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Kates Name Meaning
variant spelling of Kattes, patronymic from the personal name Kat(t)e (see Katt 1). from the possessive case of kat ‘cat’ as a nickname (see Katt 2).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kats, Tates, Oates, Kater, Kales, Kares, Cates, Mates, Wates, Gates