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Patterson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate, a short form of Patrick. Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Catterson, Watterson, Paterson, Patteson, Anderson, Batterson

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Patterson Family Origin

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Patterson Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Patterson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Patterson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Patterson. A less common occupation for the Patterson family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Patterson Life Expectancy

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