Patrick (surname)

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The surname Patrick has several origins. In some cases it is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Phádraig, derived from world elements meaning "son of Patrick". This Gaelic surname is derived from the Latin Patricius, which is in turn derived from word elements meaning "member of the patrician class". In other cases, the surname Patrick is a shortened form of the surnames Mulpatrick and Fitzpatrick.[1] The surname Patrick is common in Ireland due to Scottish emigration.[1][2] People with the surname Patrick include:


  1. ^ a b Patrick family history,, retrieved 24 April 2013 . This webpage cited: Dictionary of American family names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 
  2. ^ Reaney, Percy Hilde (1995), Wilson, Richard Middlewood, ed., A dictionary of English surnames (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 208, ISBN 0-19-863146-4