Coat of Arms: Blue with a gold fleur de lis between three silver crescents
Motto: Virtus laudando Virtue is praiseworthy
Crest: a sparrowhawk
Paton: associated with Clans MacDonald and MacLean
Believed to come from Paton the son of the 14th century Scots nobleman Sir Patrick Herring. Various forms of the name PATON deriving from the Gaelic form of PATON, which is Macphaiden meaning son of Patrick. The Mac was dropped over the years and the spelling was changed but PATON remained the closest to the original.