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Patterson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate, a short form of Patrick. Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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Patterson Family Origin

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Patterson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Patterson. The most common Patterson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Patterson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Patterson family was Farming.

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Patterson Life Expectancy

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