Patten Family History

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Patten Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of clogs, from Middle English paten ‘clog’ (Old French patin). English: variant spelling of Patton.

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

Similar surnames: Platten, Wratten, Hatten, Panter, Pattee, Paster, Gatten, Matter

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Patten Family Origin

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Patten Family Occupations

What did your Patten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Patten family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Patten. The most common Patten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Patten's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Patten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Patten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Patten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Patten. 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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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Patten. For the veterans among your Patten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Patten Life Expectancy

What is the average Patten lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Patten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Patten in 1945 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Patten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Patten ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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