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The surname Paton is a Scottish topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Paton family lived at the manor of Patton in the English county of Shropshire before moving north to Scotland.

Paton Early Origins



The surname Paton was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Paton Spelling Variations


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Paton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Patton, Pattin, Paton, Patin and others.

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Paton Early History


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Paton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paton research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1180 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Paton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paton In Ireland


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Paton In Ireland



Some of the Paton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vincent Paton, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • John Paton, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1684

Paton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Paton, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Joseph Paton, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1774
  • William Paton, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1774
  • Thomas Paton, aged 25, landed in Georgia in 1775

Paton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James F Paton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1847
  • M Paton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R B Paton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Paton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Catherine Paton, who landed in Canada in 1663

Paton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Paton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Paton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Paton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • James Paton, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • George Paton, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Paton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Paton, aged 28, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Jane Paton, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Joseph Paton, aged 28, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Margaret Paton, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • John Paton, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paton (post 1700)



  • Angela Paton (1930-2016), American stage, film and television actress and theatre director, best known for her roles in Groundhog Day (1993) and American Wedding (2003)
  • T. W. Paton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1920
  • Mark D. Paton, American politician, Mayor of Arkansas City, Kansas, 1985, 1989
  • Leon B. Paton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Jonathan Paton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 2012
  • George Paton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908
  • E. W. Paton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Clarence Paton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1940, 1942
  • John Aloysius "Johnny" Paton (1923-2015), Scottish football player, manager, coach who played for the Scotland Schoolboys and Scotland Juniors
  • Andy Paton (1923-2014), Scottish football player and manager
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Paton Historic Events


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Paton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Ethel Sabina Paton (1875-1914), née Grundy Canadian First Class Passenger from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Paton, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. J. F. Paton, Brazilian Steering Engineer from Brazil, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Virtute adepta
Motto Translation: Acquired by virtue


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830

Other References

  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. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Paton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paton 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 24 November 2016 at 21:55.

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