Markyate - the Name
The name Markyate comes from two Old English words, mearc and geat, meaning Gate at the Boundary. The boundary being the Hertfordshire/Bedfordhire border.
Over the centuries various spellings can be seen on old documents, maps and manuscripts, including:
From the 16th century onwards and until the early 20th century, Street was usually added on to the name:
During the 20th century, the name Markyate predominates.