Patterson, Paterson, Patison - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

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 Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees