The roots of the Patel surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland
in the Medieval era. The Patel surname comes from someone having lived any of several place names in England
, such as Battle in Sussex
. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname
name derived from the word battle.
Early Origins of the Patel family
The surname Patel was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, Scotland.
Early History of the Patel family
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Patel Spelling Variations
are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Patel has been spelled Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.
Early Notables of the Patel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Patel family to Ireland
Some of the Patel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Patel family to the New World and Oceana
Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
, those who remained loyal to England
traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan
societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Patel: Elizabeth Battle who settled in Virginia in 1654; Matthew Battle settled in Virginia in 1647; John settled there in 1654; Thomas in 1652; another Thomas settled in Massachusetts in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Patel (post 1700)
- Neil Patel, Welsh-born, American production designer who has been awarded the Helen Hayes Award and two Obie Awards
- Neil Patel, American entrepreneur, angel investor, and analytics expert
- Neil Patel, American political advisor and publisher. He is the co-founder of The Daily Caller
- Sonal Patel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Kamlesh Kumar Patel OBE (b. 1960), Baron Patel of Bradford, a British politician and member of the House of Lords
- Dipak Narshibhai Patel (b. 1958), Kenyon cricketer who played 37 Tests and 75 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team
- Dipak K. A. Patel (b. 1953), Zambian politician
- Philippe Joseph Patel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Philippe Patel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html