Last name: Yates
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Jean Yates (I'm 10 years old)
My family are from newton heath and blackley area of south manchester
This is so cool . I have family all over the world . Also , my birthday is the day that Edwarde Yates and Jane Atkinson got married . That's pretty exciting !
So are we norman or scandinavian?
I've recently learned that Yates is a Scandinavian word with many different spellings. One of those is the word Geats which should really be pronounced Yates. This was a tribe in southern Scandinavia and mentioned in Beowolf although mispronounced as Geats in the , it should have been pronounced Yates
I have found out that Yates is a scandinavian name and we origanly came over from sweeden via vikings. My census search on my family tree also traced back to sweeden. my family moved to England from scotland not so long ago where yates are a popular last name too.
I thought we were Irish...? :( I'm American and most Americans are mutts....
I heard we came from Germany. Hehe your all my long lost relatives...
did not know there are so many yates
John Joseph Yates
If you have last name sake are we all related ?
Here is a link so you can see what the Yates' tartan looks like: http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails.aspx?ref=5950 My family are from Lancashire and have been there for centuries :)
My paternal grandfather came from Lancashire and his name was Norman Yates. I'm trying to trace down my family tree and its proving to be quite difficult but i'm going to persevere with it.
Yates' that originate from Lyford, Garford, Berks Gloucestershire area are a complete different Yates from Lancashire or Ireland.
Yates from the Berks area IMHO are from France (Normans)
Somehow my grandmother Amelia, maiden name Sunderland, was related somehow to a Yates.Her fathers name was Joseph Sunderland and her mothers was Mary Wheeling Sunderland He was a Pharmacist in England 17 Street Burnley, Lanchashire.
Yates go back along way and all over the world. I am part german and I am a yates. Yates were also known as vikings if any of you did not know.
Hey Noah - not sure what you mean when you say that Yates were also known as Vikings, can you elaborate? Originating in Lancashire, I know there are loads of Viking settlements in that region and it also has the highest density of people with our surname, but I have never once come across any Viking connection. Thanks in advance for your reply.
I have had a DNA test and are definitely of Scandinavian origin. I have traced my ancestors back to 1680 and we are mainly from the Scottish Borders and near Dublin, with many living in India as well
As a Welshman you might understand my reluctance to admit my name is English but I visited a heraldry shop in Dublin and found 2 versions, an English and an Irish. Please see link for the Irish. My cousin dated my particular branch back to Camberwell, Surrey but so far this is only back as far as the mid 1800's. http://heraldry.celticradio.net/search.php?id=140&branch=Yates
Hi, I am a volunteer at luper pioneer cemetery in eugene, oregon. There are 2 yates interned there. Jeptha c. B 7/23/1832? jackson co. Missouri arrived ore. 9/10/54 d. 8/5/80-90? & mary polly b. 12/6/1809 born w. Virginia. Came to ore. 1868 from missouri d. 1/6/1890? does anyone have info/photos you can send me for my research. Anything sent will be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time and effort russ
If Yates family name is Scottish or Irish, there should be an associated tartan. What is it?
Are you serious? Tartans and clan attribution are a myth. Yates or its variants are British, i.e. English, Irish and Scottish (The Welsh don't count).
Yates' family were also Catholic and spent a lot of time in the Tower of London for not conforming to the Church of England during the reign of Elizabeth I. First settlers in the new world. Very wealthy family at one time.
My Father told me the same thing many years ago before he passed away. We were also involved in the gunpowder plot! English catholics. Somewhere along the line there is a connection to Scotland too.
It is English! My family tree starts with John Atte Yate in 1350 in Berkshire. Denchworth and Upton were names of manors owned by Yate Family. They were noblemen.
I have been attempting to research the meaning of Yates as I have read its origin is British and I have a mixed heritage. It will be great to find out. I actually emailed a travel agent with the same first and last name as my own and she's in Britain. Ha!
It is Scottish and it means gate-keeper
It seems to go back centuries in Cambridgeshire
I've heard that it comes form some gardening thing
you're pretty wrong!
Caroline Parker Yates
I'm pretty sure that the name Yates is Scottish though...
I heard my granfather Charles Yates came from England
Yates is and old english name corrupted from the word gates. The name applies to the original occupation of our yates porebearers who guarded the gates to castles,walled towns and villages. The gatekeepers were trusted servantsand the occupation was importantto the security of the medieval settlements. The name is not uncommon especialy in Lancashire and Derbyshire.