Patch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Patch surname comes from the Old English personal name Paecci.

Early Origins of the Patch family

The surname Patch was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Patch family

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Patch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Patch, Patches and others.

Early Notables of the Patch family (pre 1700)

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United States Patch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Patch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Patch, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • Edmund Patch, who arrived in New England in 1639 [1]
  • Nicholas Patch, who landed in New England in 1639 [1]
  • John Patch, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1648 [1]
  • James Patch, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1658 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Patch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Patch, who settled in Boston in 1763
Patch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Patch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Patch (post 1700) +

  • Tayva Patch (1953-2015), American actress, best known for her role as Lucy Mack Smith which she played in many films
  • General Alexander McCarrell Patch (1889-1945), American Commanding General 4th Army (1945) [2]
  • Alexander McCarrell "Sandy" Patch (1889-1945), United States Army officer, Commanding General of the 7th Army (1944-1945)
  • Helen A. Patch, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 [3]
  • Hazel Patch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952 [3]
  • Harry D. Patch, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, 1898-1914 [3]
  • Gifford Patch, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1902 [3]
  • Eunice E. Patch, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Francestown, 1956 [3]
  • Edson H. Patch, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 8th District, 1909-10 [3]
  • E. P. Patch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Page County, 1950 [3]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • Denis George Patch (1923-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Alexander Patch. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Patch/Alexander_McCarrell/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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