Patron Family History
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Patron Name Meaning
Spanish (Patrón) and northern Italian: from Spanish patrón ‘master’ (Latin patronus, a derivative of pater ‘father’). The term had various senses in the Middle Ages; it was applied, for example, to the master of a ship, and also to the former owner of a freed serf, who still enjoyed certain rights over him.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Patrone, Padron, Pavon, Petro, Parton, Patton, Perron, Varon, Matrone