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The nationality of Patterson is often very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Patterson may be in dispute based on whether the name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Patterson Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Patterson come may come from a craft, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in some other language. This is why it is essential to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Patterson originate from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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Family names like Patterson change in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries across time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Patterson were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Patterson. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Patterson family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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