Gately is a last name that research shows has been established since the eighth century. This was a regular occupational term throughout the Anglo-Saxon period in Northern England, but now the name is fairly widespread in the UK. In the sixteenth century a large group of settlers known as Gately's migrated to the British colonies in North America.
Gately is currently at number 1791 of the UK's most common names. There are approximately 73251 with the surname Gately living in Europe. A survey conducted by H.M. Treasury in the mid forties found frequent use of this family name. It is written that an early nineteenth century Gately could out drink a Donkey. Never too far from controversy a pair of brothers Michael Gately and Morgan Gately were sent to jail in 1899 for stealing a barrel of ale. 116
Common Traits of the Gately's
Previous families of Gately's have been spoken of as a warm bunch. The surname is historically linked with Saturn, causing Gately's to often be elusive and knowledgable.