Oates Family History
Oates Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Norman origin): from the Old Norman French personal names Ode Odde Odes Otto Otes or Otton (ancient Germanic Audo Odo Oddo Otto) originally a short form of ancient Germanic compound names based on the element aud ‘wealth prosperity’. See also Ott Irish and Manx: adopted for Ó Cuirc or Mac Cuirc (see Quirk ) a personal name based on Gaelic corc ‘heart’ by erroneous association with the Irish word coirce ‘oats’ (Manx corkey).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022