The story of the Pettellow family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Pettellow evolved as a name for some 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 Pettellow family
The surname Pettellow 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 Pettellow family
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Pettellow Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Pettellow include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Patilloch, Patillock, Patillo, Pattillo, Pattullo, Patullo, Petillo, Pettillo, Petullow, Pitilloch, Pitillo, Pittillo and many more.
Early Notables of the Pettellow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pettellow family to the New World and Oceana
Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence
, many Scots who remained loyal to England
re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan
societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pettellows to arrive on North American shores: Henry Patillo, notable Presbyterian minister of Hanover, Virginia, who led the Wyllis Creek congregation in 1748; Thomas Patillo settled in Philadelphia in 1828.