The ames Gately and Keightly in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac An Athlaoich Sept that was located in County Roscommon. Keighly, Gates and Yeats are among the other variant forms of these names.

Origen: Escocés. The saga of the Gately family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in some place which is now obscure. The surname Gately belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. First found in Perthshire, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Gately, Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly y otros.

Motto Translated: Hitherto unconquered.