If you are conducting some Bates family history research then you can view the Bates coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bates surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Bates in Ireland was
brought to the country by settlers
who arrived from England as early
as the seventeenth century. The
name itself is a derivation of the
first name Bartholomew.
It is in the Province of Ulster and
in County Dublin that the majority
of descendants bearing this name
can today be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
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