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The surname Petten is a Scottish topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Petten family lived at the manor of Patton in the English county of Shropshire before moving north to Scotland.

Petten Early Origins



The surname Petten was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Petten Spelling Variations


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Petten Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Patton, Pattin, Paton, Patin and others.

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Petten Early History


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Petten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petten research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1180 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Petten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petten Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Petten In Ireland


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Petten In Ireland



Some of the Petten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carrie Petten, aged 24, who arrived in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924

Petten Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Leah Petten, aged 18, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1903
  • Carrie Petten, aged 22, who arrived in Port De Greave, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Rachael Petten, aged 22, who arrived in Conception, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Alice Petten, aged 18, who arrived in Port De Greave, Newfoundland, in 1924
  • Arch Petten, aged 20, who arrived in Port De Greave, Newfoundland, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Petten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Petten (post 1700)



  • John B. Van Petten, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1868-69
  • Ray Petten (1897-1961), Newfoundland customs broker and politician, chief fundraiser for Joey Smallwood, one of the first Senators appointed to the Canadian Senate on August 17, 1949
  • William John Petten (1923-1999), Newfoundland-born, Canadian politician, Senator for Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador (1968-1998)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute adepta
Motto Translation: Acquired by virtue


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The Petten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petten Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:46.

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