The ancestors of the Pettello name date back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland
. Pettello was a name for someone who lived in either of two places called Pittilloch; the first is near Freuchie in the county of Fife
, while the second is in Glenfarg, in the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Pettello family
The surname Pettello was first found in Fife
, where they held a family seat
from very early times, and are conjecturally descended according to Historian, Hugh MacDonald, from the MacLullichs, who claim descent from Angus
, grandson of Somerled, Lord of the Isles, the original name being Patilloch or Patillock.
Early History of the Pettello family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettello research.Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1305, 1423, 1452, 1585, 1690, 1754 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Pettello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pettello Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Pettello has been spelled Patilloch, Patillock, Patillo, Pattillo, Pattullo, Patullo, Petillo, Pettillo, Petullow, Pitilloch, Pitillo, Pittillo and many more.
Early Notables of the Pettello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pettello family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pettello or a variant listed above: Henry Patillo, notable Presbyterian minister of Hanover, Virginia, who led the Wyllis Creek congregation in 1748; Thomas Patillo settled in Philadelphia in 1828.