Patron Family History
Patron Name Meaning
Spanish (Patrón): from Spanish patrón ‘master’ (from Latin patronus a derivative of pater ‘father’). The term had various senses in the Middle Ages; it was applied for example to the master of a ship and also to the former owner of a freed serf who still enjoyed certain rights over him. Italian: variant of Patrone .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press