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Where did the English Patten family come from? What is the English Patten family crest and coat of arms? When did the Patten family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Patten family history?

Patten is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Patten family lived in Lancashire. The name, however, is a reference to Patin, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Patten have been found, including Patten, Paten and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patten research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1119 is included under the topic Early Patten History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Patten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Patten were among those contributors:

Patten Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • William Patten, who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1630
  • Richard Patten, who arrived in Barbados in 1654
  • Darker Patten, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • James Patten, who came to Barbados in 1685

Patten Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas Patten, who landed in Virginia in 1710
  • Letitia Patten, who landed in New England in 1720
  • Matthew Patten, who landed in New England in 1727-1737
  • Actor Patten, who landed in New England in 1737
  • Captain Patten, who arrived at Boston in 1768


Patten Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • William Patten, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Henry Patten, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Patten, aged 28, landed in New York in 1812
  • George Patten, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Grace Patten, aged 18, landed in America in 1822


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  • Bebe Patten (1913-2004), American Christian evangelist, founder of Patten University
  • Case Lyman "Casey" Patten (1974-1935), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • David Patten (b. 1974), former American football wide receiver
  • William George "Gilbert" Patten (1866-1945), American pulp fiction writer, best known as author of the Frank Merriwell stories
  • Major John Patten (1746-1800), American farmer and politician from Delaware, an officer of the Continental Army in the American Revolution
  • Joseph Patten (1710-1787), American-born, Canadian politician in Nova Scotia who represented Annapolis County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1770 to 1774 and from 1775 to 1776
  • Zeboim Cartter Patten (1840-1925), American industrialist, capitalist, and American Civil War captain, founder of the Volunteer Life Insurance Company
  • Hilda Elsie Marguerite Patten CBE (b. 1915), English home economist, food writer and broadcaster
  • Robert Patten (1859-1935), English-born, Australian politician from London
  • Alice Patten (b. 1980), British actress

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  • Descendants of Isaac Patten, Sr., and his Wife, Jane Norris: An Early Pioneer Family in Sullivan County, Indiana by Ernest C. Swanson.
  • Allied Genealogies: Pattenden, Cunnings, Donaldson and Hamilton by Donald C. Keller.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.

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The Patten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patten Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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