Patten Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Patten Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Patten Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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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