Pattinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pattinson family

The surname Pattinson was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Pattinson family

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Pattinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pattenson, Pattinson, Pattonson, Patenson, Patinson, Patonson, Pattynson and many more.

Early Notables of the Pattinson family (pre 1700)

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United States Pattinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pattinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Pattinson who settled in New York State in 1804
  • Thomas Pattinson, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]

Australia Pattinson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pattinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Pattinson, British convict who was convicted in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Competitor"18th March 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

New Zealand Pattinson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pattinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Pattinson, (b. 1841), aged 18, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pattinson (post 1700) +

  • William "Bill" Pattinson, English former professional rugby league footballer who played for the England National Team in 981
  • Hugh Lee Pattinson FRS (1796-1858), English industrial chemist, known for his patent process for refining silver
  • Lewy Miall Pattinson (1852-1944), English-born, Australian founder of the firm Washington H. Soul Pattinson in 1903
  • Sir Robert Pattinson (1872-1954), English Chairman of Kesteven County Council for 20 years
  • Darren John Pattinson (b. 1979), English cricketer who plays for Victoria and Nottinghamshire
  • Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (b. 1986), English actor, model, musician and producer
  • William Derek Pattinson (1930-2006), English Secretary-General, General Synod of Church of England (1972-1990)
  • Richard Pattinson (1773-1818), Canadian merchant, ship owner and politician who represented Essex in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1812 to 1816
  • William Frederick Pattinson (1889-1970), Australian physician and businessman, Chairman of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Choiseul Investments
  • George Pattinson (1854-1931), Canadian industrialist and politician who represented Waterloo South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1905 to 1914
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/competitor
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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