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Paterson comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the personal name Patrick.

Paterson Early Origins



The surname Paterson was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. The ancestral home of the Clan Pheadirean (Patersons) was on the north side of Lochfyne. Moving from the Gaelic into English spellings resulted in the typical wide range of surname spellings. By example, William Patrison and John Patonson, a 'gentillmen,' were witnesses in Aberdeen in 1446, Donald Patyrson was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1494, Robert Patersoun was 'capitane of ane were schip of Dundee' in 1544, Fyndlay Patersoun had a tack of the lands of Owar Elrik from the Abbey of Cupar in 1557, and so on. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Paterson Spelling Variations


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Paterson Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Paterson has appeared as Patterson, Paterson, Pattersen, Patteson, Pattison and many more.

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Paterson Early History


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Paterson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paterson research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1604, 1679, 1632, 1708, 1658, 1719, 1706, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Paterson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paterson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paterson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was John Paterson (1604-1679), Bishop of Ross; John Paterson (1632-1708), Archbishop of Glasgow, Bishop of Galloway, Bishop of Edinburgh...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paterson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paterson In Ireland


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Paterson In Ireland



Some of the Paterson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Paterson or a variant listed above:

Paterson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eleanor Paterson, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Elizabeth Paterson, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Janet Paterson, who landed in New Jersey in 1685
  • Thomas Paterson, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • Andrew and David Paterson who were banished to Georgia in 1685
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paterson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Paterson who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Christian Paterson, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Anne Paterson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Agnes Paterson, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Samuel Paterson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paterson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Paterson, who landed in Georgia in 1850
  • Adam Paterson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1859

Paterson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Bothwell Paterson, who landed in Alabama in 1918

Paterson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Paterson, aged 36, arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1815-1816
  • David Paterson, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Archibald Paterson, who arrived in Quebec in 1821
  • Barnabas Paterson, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Agnes Paterson who settled in Wellington county, Ontario in 1851

Paterson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Paterson, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Paterson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Elizabeth Paterson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Robert Paterson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Catherine Paterson "alias Roy", Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paterson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Paterson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clydeside" in 1841
  • Andrew Paterson, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Margaret Paterson, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Henrietta Paterson, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • W. Paterson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paterson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paterson (post 1700)



  • Basil Alexander Paterson (1926-2014), American labor lawyer and political leader in New York and Harlem, father of David Paterson, 55th Governor of New York
  • William Paterson (1745-1806), Irish-born, American statesman, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 2nd governor of New Jersey (1790 to 1793)
  • David Paterson (b. 1954), American politician, 55th Governor of New York (2008-2010), 74th Lieutenant Governor of New York (2007-2008)
  • John Paterson (1744-1808), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1792-93; Broome County Judge, 1798, 1806; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1803-05
  • Harry B. Paterson, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, 1930-34
  • Doug Paterson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 2002
  • David Alexander Paterson (b. 1954), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 30th District; Elected 2002, 2004; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 2007-08; Governor of New York, 2008-10
  • David Paterson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 21st District, 1913-16
  • Chet Paterson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 22nd District, 1950
  • Basil Alexander Paterson (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1966-70; Deputy Mayor, New York City, 1978-79; Secretary of State of New York, 1979-82
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Paterson Historic Events


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Paterson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Paterson, British Butcher from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Alex Paterson (1875-1914), Scottish Third Class Passenger from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Rege et grege
Motto Translation: For King and people.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Paterson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paterson 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 23 November 2016 at 18:11.

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