Paty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Paty is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and 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 Paty family

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

Early History of the Paty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paty 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 Paty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paty Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Paty has been spelled many different ways, including Paddy, Pady, Paddie, Padie, Paddey, Padey, Paday, Paddye, Patty, Paty, Pattie, Patie, Pati, Pattey, Patey and many more.

Early Notables of the Paty family (pre 1700)

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Paty Ranking

In France, the name Paty is the 9,473rd most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [1]


United States Paty migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Patys to arrive in North America:

Paty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Paty, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paty (post 1700) +

  • James Paty the Younger (1718-1779), English mason, builder and architect, prominent in the building of 18th century Bristol
  • James Paty the Elder (d. 1748), English mason, builder and architect
  • Donald Winston Paty (1936-2004), Beijing-born, English neurologist at the University of British Columbia, eponym of the Dr. Donald Paty Career Development Award offered by the MS Society of Canada
  • Laurent Paty, French actor and director, known for Euroland (2000), Cap de Bonne Espérance (1999) and Les parasites (1999
  • General Sir George William Paty KCB KH (1788-1868), senior British Army officer, Colonel of the 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot (1854-1868)
  • John Henry Paty (1840-1897), Consul to the Netherlands for the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Charles Mercier du Paty de Clam (1895-1948), French soldier and civil servant, Commissioner-General for Jewish Affairs under the Vichy government between March and May 1944
  • William Paty (1758-1800), British surveyor, architect and mason, son of Thomas Paty
  • Charles Armand Auguste Ferdinand Mercier du Paty de Clam (1853-1916), French army officer, an amateur graphologist, and a key figure in the Dreyfus affair
  • Cédric Paty (b. 1981), French handball player who won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)


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