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Pate Family History

Pate Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from the personal name Pat(t), Pate, a short form of Patrick.English and Scottish: nickname for a man with a bald head, from Middle English pate ‘head’, ‘skull’.French (Paté): from Old French pat(t)é ‘with paws’, ‘pawed’ (from pat(t)e ‘paw’), a nickname, applied presumably to a man with large and clumsy hands and feet.German: nickname for a trustworthy man, from Middle High German pate, Middle Low German pade ‘godfather’, ‘male relative’ (see Paeth), or alternatively from a personal name Bado, probably meaning ‘battle’, ‘fight’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Pate Families

  • Number of Pate families
     168 - 334
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pate families
     202 - 401
     68 - 201
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pate families
     143 - 283
     48 - 142
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pate Family Origin

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Pate Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pate

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Pate Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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