Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- 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
- 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’.
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