Patching History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Patching family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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.

Early Origins of the Patching family

The surname Patching 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.

Early History of the Patching family

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Patching Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Patching has been recorded under many different variations, including Pascall, Paschall, Pascale, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoll and many more.

Early Notables of the Patching family (pre 1700)

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United States Patching migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Patchings were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Patching Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Patching, who landed in America in 1801-1802 [1]

Australia Patching migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Patching Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Patching, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]
  • Mercy Patching, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]
  • Frederick Patching, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]
  • Mr. Amos Patching who was convicted in Sussex, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "David Malcolm" on 13th May 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island [3]

New Zealand Patching migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Patching Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Patching, aged 27, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860 [4]
  • Mary Patching, aged 8, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860 [4]
  • Emma Patching, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860 [4]
  • James Patching, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860 [4]
  • Peter Patching, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Patching (post 1700) +

  • Julius Lockington "Judy" Patching AO, OBE (1917-2009), Australian Olympic administrator
  • Glenn Patching (b. 1958), Australian Olympic backstroke and freestyle swimmer


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st June 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/david-malcolm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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