7,832 PATERSON members around the world
Stay informed about PATERSON Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
PATERSON Family HistoryThis distinguished surname, with several entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", and having no less than ten Coats of Arms, is one of the most popular of Scottish surnames, and is a patronymic form of the male given name Pat(t) or Pate, itself a short form of Patrick. Patrick derives ultimately from the Latin "Patricius", patrician, or "son of a noble father", that is, a member of the patrician class, the Roman hereditary aristocracy. Patrick has been chiefly used in Ireland and Scotland, but was widespread in the North of England from the 12th Century, giving rise to a number of surnames including: Patrickson, Pate(s), Paty, Paton, Patten, Patti(n)son and Pat(t)erson...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous PATERSON (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the PATERSON tribe
- Find your PATERSON ancestor
- Tell us about your PATERSON Family
- Tell us about your PATERSON ancestors
- Ask a question about the PATERSON history
- Leave a message for PATERSON family members
Invite more PATERSON family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the PATERSON tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest