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Cates Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Cates can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Cates may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname originated organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Cates Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Cates come may come from a profession, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Cates come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. In many cases these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Cates surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Cates transform in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Cates were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Cates.

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