On the Scottish west coast, the Paddersind family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name Patrick.
Early Origins of the Paddersind family
The surname Paddersind 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 Paddersind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paddersind 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 Paddersind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paddersind Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Paddersind has appeared as Patterson, Paterson, Pattersen, Patteson, Pattison and many more.
Early Notables of the Paddersind 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 Paddersind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paddersind family to Ireland
Some of the Paddersind 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 Paddersind family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence
was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Paddersind were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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 Paddersind 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.