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Patton Name Meaning

English northern Irish and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scottish personal name Patun Paton an Old French diminutive of Pat(e) a pet form of Patrick. Compare Patrick and Pattinson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hatton, Payton, Paton, Matton, Catton, Paxton, Watton, Tatton, Batton

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Where is the Patton family from?

You can see how Patton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Patton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 404 Patton families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Patton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Patton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Patton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Patton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Patton. 42% of Patton men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Patton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patton were Laborer and Income. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 280,000 census records available for the last name Patton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Patton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 65,000 military records available for the last name Patton. For the veterans among your Patton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Patton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Patton in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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