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Patterson Family History

Patterson Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Patterson Families

Patterson census records

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Patterson Family Origin

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Patterson Family Occupations

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Military Service by Patterson

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