When Robert Cates was born on 26 May 1753, in South Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Rev Thomas Cates, was 23 and his mother, Frances Elizabeth Fussell, was 18. He married Sarah Coleman Sykes in 1780, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 September 1820, in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States.
English (Middlesex and Surrey): from the Middle English reflex of the Old Norse male personal name Káti, Kati, Kate (from kátr ‘merry’), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s (Kate was not in use as a pet form of Catherine during the Middle Ages). See also Kates .
Americanized form of German Katz . See also Kates .