Patenaude, Pattenaude, Patnaude, Patnode, Patenoe, Patnaud, Patnod, Patno, Patnoe, Patnude, Patenude, Pattenotre, Patenot, and even Pedno.
Regardless of how you spell it, most of us are probably descended from common ancestors, Nicolas Patenaude/Patenostre and Marguerite Breton, who arrived in the new world (New France, today called Quebec, part of Canada) in the mid-17th century.
-Borrowed from Kelly Patenaude Townsend's page.
There are also families in England, and elsewhere, who still use the old Latin spelling: Paternoster.
Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.
Most of the information on this site was obtained from talking to living relatives, especially Marge Emery, and from researching public records. In the course of doing this research, I've discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible!
This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.
Follow this link to my main Pattenaude genealogy web site.