Patterson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Patterson Family History

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


The name Patterson 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.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Patterson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
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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