Patrick Family History

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Patrick Name Meaning:  Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phadraig 'son of Patrick', a personal name derived from Latin Patricuius 'son of a noble father', 'member of the patrician class'. This was the name of a 5th-century Romano-Briton who became the apostle and patron saint of Ireland, and it was largely as a result of his fame that the personal name was so popular from the Middle Ages onward. In Ireland the surname is usually Scottish in origin, but is also found as a shortened form of MulPatrick and Fitzpatrick.