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Patchen is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Patchen family lived in Essex. The name, however, is a reference to Pasci, in Eure, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Patchen Early Origins



The surname Patchen was first found in Essex but the family were originally from Pasci in Eure, Normandy and were granted lands in Essex by Henry, Duke of Normandy through Robert, Earl of Leicester, at Much and Great Baddow. While the surname was firmly established in this are for many years, searching various rolls for the surname revealed a John Pascal in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1221, and a William Pascale in 1275 in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire.

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Patchen Spelling Variations


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Patchen Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

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Patchen Early History


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Patchen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patchen research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Patchen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Patchen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Patchen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Patchen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Patchen or a variant listed above:

Patchen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Patchen, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Patchen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Patchen (post 1700)



  • William T. Patchen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethel, 1904, 1922
  • Levi Patchen, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Joseph County, 1848
  • Farman Patchen, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbury, 1839
  • David Patchen, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Weston, 1835-37, 1839
  • A. L. Patchen, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1871

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Patchen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patchen 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:46.

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