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Paterno is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who created rosaries and chaplets. The surname Paterno originally derived from the Old English word paternoster which was used a verb in the opening line of the Latin version of the Lord's Prayer. Paternoster referred to a bead in a rosary. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Paterno Early Origins



The surname Paterno was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Paterno Spelling Variations


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Paterno Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Paterno has appeared include Paternoster, Patternoster and others.

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Paterno Early History


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Paterno Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paterno research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1695 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Paterno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paterno Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paterno Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paterno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Paterno arrived in North America very early: Abraham Paternoster, who settled in Virginia in 1651; as well as Joseph and Catherine Paternoster, who came to Maryland in 1731.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paterno (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paterno (post 1700)



  • Pedro Alejandro Paterno (1858-1911), Filipino politician, poet and novelist
  • Scott Paterno, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 2004
  • Louie A. Paterno Jr., American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County; Elected 1970, 1972
  • Emanuele Paterno, Italian chemist
  • Joseph Vincent Paterno (b. 1926), nicknamed JoePa, head coach of Pennsylvania State University's college football team (1966 to 2011)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Paterno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paterno Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:53.

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