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Definition: A patronymic name meaning "son of Patrick." The given name Patrick is from the Roman name Patricius, which meant "nobleman" in Latin.

Surname Origin: English, Scottish


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Common Surname Search Tips
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PATTERSON Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of PATTERSON ancestors around the world.

PATTERSON Family Trees on the Web
The AOL Genealogy Forum has collected a number of Web pages related to Patterson genealogy.

FamilySearch - PATTERSON Genealogy
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PATTERSON Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Patterson surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - PATTERSON Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - PATTERSON Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname PATTERSON, and sign up for free notification when new Patterson queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - PATTERSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name PATTERSON.

MyCinnamonToast.com - PATTERSON Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the PATTERSON surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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