Paddersent comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides
islands. The name comes from the personal name Patrick.
Early Origins of the Paddersent family
The surname Paddersent was first found in Ross-shire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. The ancestral home of the Clan
Pheadirean (Patersons) was on the north side of Lochfyne. Moving from the Gaelic into English spellings resulted in the typical wide range of surname spellings. By example, William Patrison and John Patonson, a 'gentillmen,' were witnesses in Aberdeen in 1446, Donald Patyrson was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1494, Robert Patersoun was 'capitane of ane were schip of Dundee' in 1544, Fyndlay Patersoun had a tack of the lands of Owar Elrik from the Abbey of Cupar in 1557, and so on. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Paddersent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paddersent research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1604, 1679, 1632, 1708, 1658, 1719, 1706, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Paddersent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paddersent Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Paddersent has appeared as Patterson, Paterson, Pattersen, Patteson, Pattison and many more.
Early Notables of the Paddersent family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was John Paterson (1604-1679), Bishop of Ross; John Paterson (1632-1708), Archbishop of Glasgow, Bishop of Galloway
, Bishop of Edinburgh... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paddersent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paddersent family to Ireland
Some of the Paddersent family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paddersent family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Paddersent or a variant listed above: Andrew and David Paterson who were banished to Georgia in 1685; James Paterson who settled in New Hampshire
in 1718; David Patterson who settled in Boston in 1651.
The Paddersent Motto
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: Pro Rege et grege
Motto Translation: For King and people.