The French surname Patnode 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 Patnode was someone who used this device for religious purposes.
Early Origins of the Patnode family
The surname Patnode was first found in the region of Champagne, in the southern department of Haute-Marne.
Early History of the Patnode family
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Patnode Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Patenotre, Patnode, Patenode, Patnaude, Paterson, Patenostre and many more.
Early Notables of the Patnode family (pre 1700)
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