Pattison Family History
Pattison Name Meaning
English (northern):: patronymic from the personal names Paton or Patin (Anglo-Norman French and Middle English pet forms of Patrick); see Patrick Paton and Patten . The name was often shortened to Pattison and Patteson and in the late 18th century was sometimes respelled as Patterson . from the Middle English personal name Pat(e) probably a pet form of Patrick + son. See Pate and Patrick . variant of Patterson .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press