Origins Available: English
The name Pattan was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Pattan family lived in Essex
. The name, however, is a reference to Patin, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Pattan family
The surname Pattan was first found in Essex
, where Richard Patten, son and heir of Richard Patten was of Patine, or Patten, near Chelmsford in 1119. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Pattens of Bank Hill, county Lancaster claim lineal descent from this family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Later some of the family became well established at Wainfleet in Lincolnshire
. "A free grammar school was founded in 1424, by William Patten, generally known as William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, lord high chancellor of England
in the reign of Henry VI., and founder of Magdalen College, Oxford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pattan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pattan research.Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1398, 1486, 1447, 1486, 1456, 1460, 1486, 1395, 1486, 1548, 1580, 1536, 1666, 1630, 1635, 1714 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Pattan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pattan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Pattan are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pattan include Patten, Paten and others.
Early Notables of the Pattan family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Paten or Pattyn (d. 1486), Bishop of Winchester. His son, William of Wainfleet (1395-1486) was Bishop of Winchester, Lord Chancellor of England
, and founder of Magdalen College, Oxford.
William Patten ( fl.
1548-1580) was historian and teller of the exchequer, was eldest son... Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pattan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pattan family to Ireland
Some of the Pattan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pattan family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Pattan, or a variant listed above: William Patten, who settled in Cambridge Mass in 1630; Richard Patten, who arrived in Barbados in 1654; James Patten, who came to Barbados in 1685; Captain Patten, who arrived at Boston in 1768.
The Pattan 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: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.