The forbears of the name Patiloch are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived in either of two places called Pittilloch; the first is near Freuchie in the county of Fife
, while the second is in Glenfarg, in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Patiloch family
The surname Patiloch was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times, and are conjecturally descended according to Historian, Hugh MacDonald, from the MacLullichs, who claim descent from Angus
, grandson of Somerled, Lord of the Isles, the original name being Patilloch or Patillock.
Early History of the Patiloch family
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Patiloch Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations
in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Patiloch has been spelled Patilloch, Patillock, Patillo, Pattillo, Pattullo, Patullo, Petillo, Pettillo, Petullow, Pitilloch, Pitillo, Pittillo and many more.
Early Notables of the Patiloch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Patiloch family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Patiloch were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Henry Patillo, notable Presbyterian minister of Hanover, Virginia, who led the Wyllis Creek congregation in 1748; Thomas Patillo settled in Philadelphia in 1828.
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