Patty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Patty is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal name Patty, which was the pet form for the personal name Patrick. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Early Origins of the Patty family

The surname Patty was first found in Worcestershire, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Patty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patty research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1381, 1542, 1554, 1560, 1585, 1591, 1603, 1606, 1618, 1634, 1770, 1795, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Patty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Patty Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Patty has undergone many spelling variations, including Paddy, Pady, Paddie, Padie, Paddey, Padey, Paday, Paddye, Patty, Paty, Pattie, Patie, Pati, Pattey, Patey and many more.

Early Notables of the Patty family (pre 1700)

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United States Patty migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Patty were among those contributors:

Patty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Patty, who sailed to New York in 1801
  • Robert Patty, who arrived in New York in 1801 [1]
  • Mr. Patty, who settled in Georgetown, Maryland, in 1820
  • Thomas Patty, aged 40, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1844 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Patty (post 1700) +

  • Sandra Faye "Sandi" Patty (b. 1956), known as "The Voice", an American Contemporary Christian music singer
  • John "Budge" Edward Patty (b. 1924), American former World No. 1 American tennis player, inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977
  • R Buce Patty, American architect, Missouri
  • Clarence Wayne Patty, American mathematics educator, Virginia
  • Clairbourne Watkins Patty Jr., American educator, Arkansas
  • Hubert D. Patty (d. 2002), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1976; Candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1984, 1988 [2]
  • Willard Walter Patty (1892-1962), American professor and author at the University of California
  • Patty A. Payne, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [3]
  • Patty Wagstaff (b. 1951), née Combs, an American aerobatic national champion aviator
  • Patty Richard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [4]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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