Yates Family History
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Yates Name Meaning
English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gates, Sales, Oates, Tates, Mates, Cates, Hales, Cater, Zales, Tate