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Where did the English Patrick family come from? What is the English Patrick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Patrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Patrick family history?Patrick is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given name Patrick. It was largely as a result of the fame of the 5th century Romano British saint of this name that Patrick was such a popular given name in the Middle Ages. It derives from the Latin Patricus, meaning the son of a noble father, a member of the patrician class, and a member of the Roman hereditary aristocracy.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Patrick include Patrick, Patryck, Partick and others.
First found in Kent 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patrick research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 15 K, 1160, 1201, 1211, 1626, 1707, 1679 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Patrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Patrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Patrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Patricks to arrive on North American shores:
Patrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Patrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Patrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Patrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Patrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Patrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Patrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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: Ora et labora
Motto Translation: Pray and work.
The Patrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patrick 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.
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