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Yates Surname Origin

(Origin Anglo-Saxon) An old word for a gate, a way, or a passage. The same as Gates. A locational surname for a person who lived or worked near a gate, possibly the gate to a walled city

Surname Variations: Gate, Gayte, Gates, Yate, Yates, Yeats, Yeates, Yett, Yetts

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley

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