Paterson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Paterson Family History

If you are conducting some Paterson family history research then you can view the Paterson 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 Paterson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Paterson in Ireland is often of Anglo origin, having been brought to Ulster by settlers in the seventeenth century. It is also derived from the native Connaught based Gaelic Mac Paidin and O'Casain Septs, that are more usually anglicized as MacPadden and Cussane respectively.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Paterson Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Embattled Line Represents the Walls of a Fortress or Town
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
Swan Denotes a Learned Person. A lover of Poetry and Harmony
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