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Origin and popularity of the name OATES


Oates : 1: English and Irish (of Norman origin): from the Old Norman French personal names Ode Odde Odes Otto Otes or Otton (ancient Germanic Audo Odo Oddo Otto) originally a short form of ancient Germanic compound names based on the element aud ‘wealth prosperity’. See also Ott 2.2: Irish and Manx: adopted for Ó Cuirc or Mac Cuirc (see Quirk) a personal name based on Gaelic corc ‘heart’ by erroneous association with the Irish word coirce ‘oats’ (Manx corkey).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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