Last name: PATE

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PATE : This last name is indexed 137,970 times on Geneanet!

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PATE : 1: English and Scottish: from the personal name Pate a pet form of Patrick and in Scotland possibly also of Peter. Compare Paton and Peat.2: English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English pate ‘head skull’ perhaps for a man with a bald head. Compare Head.3: French (Paté): from Old French paté ‘with paws pawed’ (from pate ‘paw’) a nickname applied presumably to a man with large and clumsy hands and feet.4: French (Pâte Pâté): from Old French paste ‘pastry meat dish surrounded by dough’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook.5: Slovenian: perhaps from a short form of the personal name Paternuš an archaic form of Bartolomej (see Bartholomew).6: German: relationship name or nickname (for a trustworthy man) from Middle High German bate pate Middle Low German pade ‘godfather male relative’ from Latin pater ‘father’.7: German: possibly also from the personal name Bado of ancient Germanic origin probably meaning ‘battle fight’.

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