Spelling variations of this family name include: Bates, Batts, Bats, Bate, Bateson, Baits, Baites, Baytes and many more.
First found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Bate who settled in New England in 1635; Clement Bate settled in Hingham, Mass. in 1630; John Bate settled in Virginia in 1621; Lettecia and William Bate settled in the Barbados in 1680.
Motto: Et manu et corde.
Motto Translated: Both with hand and heart.
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