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 Patenode was someone who used this device for religious purposes.
Early Origins of the Patenode family
Champagne, in the southern department of Haute-Marne.
Early History of the Patenode family
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Patenode Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Patenotre, Patnode, Patenode, Patnaude, Paterson, Patenostre and many more.
Early Notables of the Patenode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Patenode family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Patenaude who arrived in Quebec in 1651; and Dolpis Patenaude who settled in Ontario in 1871.
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