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Patrick Name Meaning

Irish Scottish and English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French Middle English and Older Scots personal name Patrick (Old Irish Patraicc) derived from Latin Patricius ‘son of a noble father member of the patrician class’. This was the name of a Christian saint a 5th-century Romano-Briton who became the apostle and patron saint of Ireland and it was largely as a result of his fame that the personal name was so popular from the Middle Ages onward. In Ireland the surname is usually Scottish in origin from Scottish settlers in Ulster in the 17th century. See also Peden and McPadden derived from pet forms of Old Irish Patraicc. Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Phádraig ‘son of Patrick’. English: variant of Partridge . Irish: shortened form of Fitzpatrick and the now extinct Mulpatrick. Americanized form of Slovak or Rusyn (from Slovakia) Petrík (see Petrik ) and of Ukrainian or Rusyn Petryk . Americanized form of Polish Patrzyk: unexplained.7: American shortened and altered form of Russian Patrikeev: patronymic from the personal name Patrikey derived from Greek Patrikios a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Petrick, Karrick, Carrick, Garrick, Patricio, Bathrick, Arick

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You can see how Patrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patrick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Patrick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Patrick families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Patrick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Patrick families in 1840.
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What did your Patrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Patrick. 18% of Patrick men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Patrick women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patrick were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Patrick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Patrick. For the veterans among your Patrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patrick lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Patrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Patrick in 1941 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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