IN my searching and researching on my Patton family line I have found that the surname of Patton had come from northern Ireland where my linege is. However with further research in northern Ireland one of the first Pattons on record was a William Patton b. 1590 in Fifshire, Scotland and his father was Gratian PATTEN born abt. 1565 in Middlesex, England. And in England the PATTEN's lived for almost three hundred years prior to about 1270. I have not found evidence to prove that before 1270 the Patton/patten all come from the Normandy and/or Saxony area of France, only hersay and a few chance findings.
So it is my opinion that yes the Patton and Patten lines are different, yet they will have a common ancestor. And the different spelling is due to accent and cultural language.
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