Pattle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Pattle name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Pattishall found in Northamptonshire.

Early Origins of the Pattle family

The surname Pattle was first found in Northamptonshire at Pattishall a village and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pascelle. [1] Later in the 12th century the village was listed as Patesshille and literally meant "hill of a man called Paetti," having derived from the Old English personal name + "hyll." [2]

Today the civil parish of Pattishall includes the villages of Pattishall, Eastcote, Astcote and Dalscote, part of Fosters Booth, and the hamlet of Cornhill.

One of the first records of the name was Simon of Pattishall (or Pateshull) who died in 1217. He was an English judge and civil servant who is considered the first Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1204-1217.) Before this appointment, he was High Sheriff of Essex (1193-1194), High Sheriff of Hertfordshire (1193-1194), and High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1194-1203.)

His son, High de Pateshull (d. 1241), was Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Martin de Pateshull (d. 1229) was judge and dean of London and was probably a native either of Pattishall, Northamptonshire. He may have been related to the aforementioned Simon de Pateshull.

Early History of the Pattle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pattle research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1387 and 1342 are included under the topic Early Pattle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pattle Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pattle were recorded, including Pateshall, Pateshull and others.

Early Notables of the Pattle family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Pattle family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pattle family emigrate to North America: Robert Pateshall who settled in New England in 1655.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pattle (post 1700) +

  • Marmaduke "Pat" Thomas St. John Pattle, South African fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 40 aerial victories


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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