If you are conducting some Patten family history research then you can view the Patten coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Patten surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Patten and Patton in
Ireland were brought to the country
by settlers who arrived into the
Province of Ulster, especially during
the seventeenth century.
These names are also anglicized
forms of the native Gaelic O'Peatain
Sept that was located in County
Donegal. Peyton is another variant.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Engrailed Line/Invecked Line||Signifies Earth or Land|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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