Patterson, Paterson, Patison, Pattenson, Patson—These names are the various forms of three sept names, namely, Mac Giolla-Phadraic, Mac Phaidraig, and Mac Phadeirean; the first becoming M'Ilpatrick in Antrim and Down. The last mentioned name, Mac Phadeirean, belonged to the district of Carrick in Ayrshire; also written Mac Phaterain, son of little Patrick. The Argyle sept was Mac Giolla-Phádraic above referred to, and was a branch of the McAulays (Mac Amhlaidh).
M'Phedric is a form of one of the sept names, McFeat and Mac Phater being other forms; the latter forms being Mac Phaidraig.
Families of the name of McPhedrie were in Co. Antrim in the 18th century.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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