Origins Available: English
When the ancestors of the Pattent family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Pattent family
The surname Pattent 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 Pattent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pattent 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 Pattent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pattent Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Pattent has been recorded under many different variations, including Patten, Paten and others.
Early Notables of the Pattent 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 Pattent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pattent family to Ireland
Some of the Pattent 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 Pattent family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Pattents were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Pattent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Eliz Pattent, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Pattent 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.