Last name: YATE

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YATE : This last name is indexed 17,039 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

YATE : for someone who lived by a gate (Middle English yat Old English geat) in some cases because they acted as the gatekeeper or porter to a hall a monastery or some other important building. Redmonds Dictionary of Yorks Surnames mentions a witness to a set of deeds who is variously named as John ad portam John le Porter and John atteyate 1322–6 in Yorks Deeds (Wadworth WR Yorks). Compare Yeatman Gate.for someone who lived at or came from Yate (Gloucs) which is recorded as Gete in 1182. The place-name derives from Old English geat ‘gate’.

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