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The surname Patton is a Scottish topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Patton family lived at the manor of Patton in the English county of Shropshire before moving north to Scotland.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Patton, Pattin, Paton, Patin and others.
First found in Shropshire, 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patton research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1180 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Patton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Patton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Patton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Patton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Patton and her husband settled in Virginia in 1654
Patton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Patton, aged 36, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Sand Patton, aged 32, arrived in America in 1803
- Samuel Patton, aged 32, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Edward Patton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
- Andrew Patton, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812
Patton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Elenor Patton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823
- Henry Patton, aged 30, arrived in Quebec in 1834
- Martha Patton, aged 8, arrived in Quebec in 1834
- Matthew Patton, aged 35, landed in Quebec in 1834
- Nancy Patton, aged 35, landed in Quebec in 1834
Patton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J. Patton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
- Patrick Patton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
- Henry Patton, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
- John Patton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
- William Patton, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Major General George Smith Patton IV (1923-2004), Major General in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George Patton. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice for his actions on the battlefield in Vietnam
- James Patton, American politician, 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (1820-1822)
- James Gregory Patton (b. 1970), former American football defensive lineman
- James Lloyd "Jim" Patton (b. 1941), American evolutionary biologist and mammalogist
- James Russell "Jimmy" Patton (1933-1972), American football defensive back
- John Patton (1822-1900), American politician, Mayor of Detroit in 1859
- James French Patton (1843-1882), American jurist, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (1881-1882)
- John Patton (1823-1897), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1861-1863) and (1887-1889)
- John Mercer Patton (1797-1858), American politician, Acting Governor of Virginia in 1841, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1833-1838)
- Donovan Patton (b. 1978), American host and voice actor
- Descendants of Isaac Patten, Sr., and his Wife, Jane Norris: An Early Pioneer Family in Sullivan County, Indiana by Ernest C. Swanson.
- Days of Vintage, Years of Vision by Midge Sherwood.
- Alexander Patton of Haw Old Field Progeny by Jack Randolph Howard.
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: Virtute adepta
Motto Translation: Acquired by virtue
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- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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- Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
- Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
The Patton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patton 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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