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

Early Origins of the Petkant family


The surname Petkant 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.

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Early History of the Petkant family

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Early History of the Petkant family


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Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1518, 1722, 1775, 1767, 1520, 1584, 1652 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Petkant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petkant Spelling Variations

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Petkant Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Petkant family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Petkant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Petkant family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Petkant family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pitkin, who settled in Connecticut in 1630; David Pitcairn, who arrived in Jamaica in 1730; John Pitcairn, who arrived in Boston in 1774; Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775.

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The Petkant Motto

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The Petkant Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Plena refulget
Motto Translation: The full moon shines.


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