Bates family page
Baptism record of Mary Ann Bates in St Helier in 1816
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Origins of surname
This surname is most likely to have originated in the medieval personal name Bate, a contraction of Bartholomew. It is also thought possible that it could be associated with the old English name for a boatman.
The name first appears in Jersey church records from 1806 with the baptism of the children of Henry Bates and Ann.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
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