Hello Amanda - my first Patchell in the US was Hugh Patchell married to Martha Moore. They and their children lived around Shippensburg, PA in the late 1870s. The best-known Patchell was James J Patchell, a Civil War Colonel who died in Union City, IN in 1920. Do you have other Patchell names to share? Perhaps there is a connection even though there are diofferent spellings of the family name.