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Patel Coat of Arms / Patel Family Crest

Patel Coat of Arms / Patel Family Crest

This Hindi surname of PATEL was of two-fold origin. It was an occupational name for one who sold cakes and tarts; a headman in a village. Many of the family names reflect the profession or occupation of their forbears in the Middle Ages and derive from the position held by their ancestors in the village, noble household or religious community in which they lived and worked. The addition of their profession to their birth name made it easier to identify individual tradesmen and craftsmen. As generations passed and families moved around, so the original identifying names developed into the corrupted but simpler versions that we recognise today. The name has been in France since the 18th century, where it is an occupational name for a maker of pastries. Other spellings of the name include PASTEL, PASTOL, PASTEAU and PASTIER.

Notables of the name include Ambalal Bhailalbhai PATEL born in l898. He was a Barrister-at-Law at Lincoln's Inn, l923. Advocate, Supreme Court of Kenya, l924. President or trustee of various political, social and cultural institutions at different times. Coronation Medal, l953.

Praful Raojibhai Chaturbhai PATEL; Company Director, Investment Adviser in UK since l962. Spokesman for Asians in UK following restriction of immigration resulting from Commonwealth Immigrants Act l968. Council Member, UK Immigrants Advisory Service l970, Member Uganda Resettlement Board, l972-4. Publications: articles in newspapers and journals regarding immigration and race relations.

The eagle depicted in the crest is emblematical of fortitude and magnanimity of mind. The Romans used the figure of an eagle for their ensign, and their example has been often followed. It is the device of Russia, Austria, Germany and the United States of America.

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Last Updated: Dec. 1st, 2021

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