Pitkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Pitkin surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place of Pictish-Gaelic origin, in Fife.

Early Origins of the Pitkin family

The surname Pitkin was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Pitkin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitkin research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1518, 1722, 1775, 1767, 1520, 1584, 1652, 1713, 1622 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Pitkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pitkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitcairn, Pitkin, Pitcairns and others.

Early Notables of the Pitkin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Robert Pitcairn (1520?-1584), a Scottish administrator, diplomat and judge, Secretary of State and Commendator of Dunfermline. He was descended from the Pitcairns of Pitcairn in Fife. [1] Archibald Pitcairne (1652-1713) was a Scottish...
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Pitkin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pitkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Pitkin, who settled in Connecticut in 1630
  • William Pitkin, who arrived in Hartford, Connecticut in 1659 [2]
Pitkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775

Pitkin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pitkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Pitkin, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • William Pitkin, aged 14, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"

Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkin (post 1700)

  • Timothy Pitkin (1766-1847), American lawyer, politician
  • Henry Pitkin (1811-1846), American silversmith and watchmaker
  • Frederick Walker Pitkin (1837-1886), U.S. Republican Party politician, second Governor of Colorado from 1879 to 1883, eponym of Pitkin County, Colorado
  • Hanna Fenichel Pitkin (b. 1931), American political theorist, recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2003
  • Henry E. Pitkin, American politician, First Selectman of South Windsor, Connecticut, 1909-10 [3]
  • Guy Pitkin, American politician, Mayor of Brighton, Michigan, 1938 [3]
  • Eldred C. Pitkin (1870-1956), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Marshfield, 1910 [3]
  • Daniel Pitkin (1769-1851), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1819, 1830 [3]
  • Clarence Horatio Pitkin (b. 1849), American Democrat politician, Washington County State's Attorney, 1880-82; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1887-89 [3]
  • Carroll Peabody Pitkin (1851-1907), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Montpelier, 1888 [3]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Pitkin family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Frederick Nelson Pitkin (1900-1939), British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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