Yates Family History
Yates Name Meaning
English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’ plural of yate Old English geat ‘gate’ hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or castle and who probably acted as the gatekeeper or porter. Compare Gates . Alternatively a variant of the singular form Yate with post-medieval excrescent -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022