Last name: Bates
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There is another angle on our family name; the Atrebates were a Celtic tribe from the southern/midland (mainly from what is now Hampshire) part of Britain pre/post Roman era, and Gaul, Northern France. It may explain the ginger hair streak...!
The Irish still have a derogatory meaning for a 'Bate'....:-P
My own family originated from the Warwickshire area, research shows they worked on the canals. Though there is a story that one ancestor went to America to work on the railroads, and came back with a squaw. It might explain why my Dad looks like a Sioux chief out of a western movie.
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That is interesting since my grandmother Emma Bates is part Cherokee Indian. My father Hugh Howard Bates the lll. Knows nothing about his father who passed away when he was a baby ( hugh ll). But Emma had a grandmother or cousin named Inez. These are Bates from the United States. Any Info??? You got the indian part right? LOL
Im African American so uhh...
Yeah don't know how that worked but slavery or ancector got married to a Bates.
Nicole Luk Bates
my name Nicole Luk Bates from Hongkong, no british origin, 100% hongkies
Kente Bates checking in from Portland OR by way of LaGrange, GA... still researching the surname BATES... I now have even more pride in the name!!! Great history!
Kente - LaGrange? I have Bates ancestors in LaGrange, looking to do some family history. Who were your grandparents?
hit me up on facebook... yes I use my real name... we can take it from there.
hello Batesies,I am Yorkshire born UK, I know nothing of my family history as my Grandfather died when I was 8 and not much contact with my paternal father.. But I do know they originated in Halifax West Yorkshire.. Feel free to contact me :- firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm John bates from patoka Indiana. My dad comes from a big family with predominantly red hair. I wonder him many other bates out there are gingers
I am a Bates from England. And yes, I have ginger hair
Son of Alwyn Bates from Sheffield Yorkshire. i currently live in Paris (France) you can join me on my FB page : http://www.facebook.com/SteveFromParis.
My name is Aqui'sha Bates daughter of Robert Bates in Philadephia....Wow what until I tell the rest of the family that we have England connects.....I guess we are the black side of the family...;):/
I am Michael Bates son of the late WIllam Bates of Cheyenne Wyoming. I am interested in my ancestory as well. I was told before my father passed that our name came over in the 1600's to Jamestown. I would be interested on anything about this. My fathers family moved to Polk County Arkansas and was supposdly the first to live there.
My grandma is a Bates from Polk County, Arkansas (Big Fork, to be precise). I know some relatives have already done a lot of research, tracing us back to Jamestown as you mention. I included my facebook page in case you want to contact me.
alain living in france but family was from Mamble in Shropshire near Cleobury Mortimer in UK. email@example.com
Kristian Lee Bates
I forgot to mention my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org just in case any of you have family originating in Hartlepool or know anything about the Bates from Hartlepool.
I am a Laura Bates, my dad...Roy, is from Hartlepool! It's a fairly common name though if i am not mistaken but still - weird as Hartlepool is fairly small. Laura1286@hotmail.co.uk
Ha my family owned a huge part of Irland
Kristian Lee Bates
I`m a Bates from Hartlepool, North East England
Are you Andy, from the Bates of Mamble near Cleobury Mortimer in the 1780...? Alain.
I am a direct descendant of the original Clement Bates family mentioned in the above article. It is estimated that as many as 2.5 million American families are descended from that family.
My name is Tasha Bates my father was Cary bates and my grandfather is earl bates Bellingham, WA
I am Wesley Bates, son of William Bates of Norfolk, VA. My family and I reside in Texas.
everyone must know Tyler Bates married to kate Bransgrove his artist name is zetz
I'm a direct descendant of John Isaac Bates who arrived in Jamestown in 1623.
John Issac was fortunate if he survived first summer in VA. 4 of 5 new settlers were said to die within first year. My Bates' lived in Orangeburg District in SC from at least 1760s. Moved to central AL, Autauga County, in 1820s when Indians were dispossessed. William Bates & family was the AL pioneer and farmer in 1820s. Robert Bates, 23, is listed as an early settler of Savannah, GA in 1730s. He probably moved to Charleston if he survived. Interested in your Jamestown descendants. They eventually go to SC?
i am a Bates my family is from SC aiken
i am brandi bates from greer south carolina
My name is Lizzie Bates. My family originate from Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. My grandfather was Frederick Bates (born 1926) and lived their with his mother Sarah Lizzie Bates and father Joseph Bates. I believe he had a number of half brothers and sisters (Lily, Joe and Florence?) which we do not know much about.... any Information would be brilliant!
i am edward roger bates from vermont originally . looking for my daughter angela bates aka angie live in minnesota maybe st paul, may also be a nurse? i live in florida getting older would love to find her!
Hi Ed - The Bates from Vermont - including Roger Bates and his family who moved to Springfield Vt from MA in about 1778 - are probably your relatives. Roger - and many members of his family - moved to Upper Canada in the 1790s. I have a lot of info about them if you are interested. email@example.com
I have a Bates ancestor that originated in Maine was a ship builder and fled to Milby Canada during the Revolutionary War. His grandson later migrated to Montana and Colorado and was a gold prospector.
I'm a bates also but mines spelled cooler baatz. ha would love now mire i know my great uncle took english spelling and great great grand father kept orignal spelling
My family is from Niagara Falls NY. I don't remember my grandfathers name but he married a woman whos name was Elizabeth Mae Bates. My grandfather and grandmother had two children, both sons. The oldest is Kenneth and the youngest is Marvin. I don't know much more than that. If anyone knows more that would be great. If you e-mail me with responses please write in the subject line Mae Bates. I will then know that it's not SPAM. thanks. :)
Many are or were Moravians & it was a common practise for them to marry their own
Bates is also a possible derivative of of the celtic roman tribe of Atrebates who settled in the Hampshire area from the area now known as Belgium.
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I am trying to locate the specific area (ie townland or hamlet/village/town/city) where the following BATES family resided before they emigrated around 1825 to Canada . They were all born in Co. Tyrone. James BATES who was the patriarch of the family, born about 1770 and his children as follows: John born 12 Sept 1794, Sarah Jane born about 1797, George born about 1797 and William born about 1822. Sarah Jane and George were possibly fraternal twins. Any info appreciated.
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Looking for any Bates relatives in south africa
This my Grandmother's name who lived in the village of Hargrave in Northamptonshire.The towns of Rauds & Rushden are also linked,especialy with writer: HE Bates whom my Grandmother was related to!
Looking for relatives of Amos George Bates Sr born in Gilboa New York in the Catskills.