Patel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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 or occupational 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
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)
Notable among the family at this time was Thomas Battle advisor to King Henry VIII; and Ralph Battell, D.D. (1649-1713), an English divine.
Andrew Battel (fl. 1589-1614), was an English traveller, born in Essex about 1565. "On 20 April 1589 he sailed with Captain Abraham Cocke for Rio de la Plata. After a troublesome voyage they reached the mouth of the river in the autumn, but were forced...
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Patel World Ranking
In the United States, the name Patel is the 591st most popular surname with an estimated 49,740 people with that name.  However, in Canada, the name Patel is ranked the 80th most popular surname with an estimated 31,161 people with that name.  And in Quebec, Canada, the name Patel is the 207th popular surname.  France ranks Patel as 8,781st with 500 - 1,000 people.  Australia ranks Patel as 228th with 14,908 people.  New Zealand ranks Patel as 119th with 3,713 people.  The United Kingdom ranks Patel as 42nd with 88,272 people.  South Africa ranks Patel as 512nd with 14,089 people. 
Migration of the Patel family to Ireland
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Migration of the Patel family
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 Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004 
- Asha Patel (1977-2021), Indian politician from Gujarat
- Keshubhai Patel (1928-2020), Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat state of India in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001
- Bhagwat Patel (1936-2020), Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh
- Mrs. Ruxnani Thakerghai Patel B.E.M., British Secretary for Krishna Temple was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for charitable and voluntary services to the community in Bolton
- Mrs. Gargi Patel M.B.E., British Immigration Officer for Immigration Enforcement at the Home Office, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Community Engagement and Immigration 
- Mr. Dhruv Prashant Patel O.B.E. (b. 1983), British founder of City Hindus Network, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for voluntary service to the British Hindu community and to Social Cohesion 
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