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Early Origins of the Pitcaithlay family

The surname Pitcaithlay was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

The family name became associated as a sept of the Clan near Strathearn in the 13th century. Today, Pitkeathly Wells (spelling variants: Pitcaithly, Pitceathly, Pitkethley, etc.) is a hamlet in the Perth and Kinross area of Scotland.

Early History of the Pitcaithlay family

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Pitcaithlay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitcaithly, Pitcaithley, Pitceathly, Pikaithly, Pitkeathley, Pitkethley, Pitkethly, Pitkeathly and many more.

Early Notables of the Pitcaithlay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pitcaithlay family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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