Meaning and Origin of Yates - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Yates

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Gate-keeper

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.