The French surname Patenaude is of occupational origin, deriving from the trade or activity of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name is derived from the word "patena', meaning "sacred disc,) in the form of a small plate that serves to cover the chalice and to receive the Sacred Host. Therefore, the progenitor of the surname Patenaude was someone who used this device for religious purposes.
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Bertrand Arthur "Bert" Patenaude (1909-1974), American soccer player who played as a forward, inducted into the United States Soccer Hall of Fame
Eva A. Patenaude, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 
J Z Léon Patenaude (b. 1926), French judge and director of the editors society
Pamela Hughes Patenaude (b. 1961), United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from September 2017 to January 2019
Martine Patenaude (b. 1974), Canadian ice dancer, she won the bronze medal at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in 1994
Esioff Léon Patenaude (1875-1963), Canadian politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1934-1939), Member of the Canadian Parliament for Hochelaga (1915-1917), Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Laprairie (1908-1915)
Ed Patenaude (b. 1949), Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 431 games in the World Hockey Association
Joseph Adrien Patenaude, respected Montreal-born philanthropist