Last name: PATON

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PATON : This last name is indexed 114,583 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PATON : 1: English and Scottish: variant of Patton.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin see Payton.3: English: from either of two places called Patton in Shropshire and Westmorland. The Shropshire placename is recorded as Peattingtune in 901 and derives from an Old English personal name Peatta + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Westmorland placename is recorded as Patun in 1086 and derives from Old English pæth ‘path track’ or an Old English personal name Patta + Old English tūn.4: French: nickname derived from Old French paté ‘with paws pawed’ or paste ‘pastry meat dish surrounded by dough’ (see Pate).

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