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Patrick Family HistoryThis interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and one of the variant forms of the surname generated by the male personal name Patrick. The given name was adopted from the Latin "Patricius", son of a noble father, member of the patrician class, the Roman hereditary aristocracy. Patrick was the name of a 5th Century Roman-Briton who became the apostle of Ireland, and his subsequent fame was largely responsible for the popularity of the given name during the Middle Ages. In England the given name found most favour in the northern counties, and is first recorded there in its Latinized form of "Patricius", in the Early Yorkshire Charters of 1175 - 1196...
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