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Pettijohn Early Origins



The surname Pettijohn was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when John Petijohan held estates in that county.

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Pettijohn Spelling Variations


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Pettijohn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pettijohn, Petijohn, Pettyjohn, Petyjohn, Pettejohn and many more.

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Pettijohn Early History


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Pettijohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettijohn research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1443, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Pettijohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pettijohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pettijohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pettijohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettijohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettijohn (post 1700)



  • David Pettijohn, American Primetime Emmy Award winning sound editor, known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Romancing the Stone (1984) and Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Sonny Pettijohn, American assistant editor, known for The Green Mile (1999), Back to the Future (1985) and Mystic River (2003)
  • LaDonna Pettijohn (b. 1973), American actress, known for Scalene (2011), Wings for Maggie Ray (2012) and Witches of East End (2013)
  • Maynard C. "Duke" Pettijohn (b. 1977), American Arena football defensive lineman
  • Francis John Pettijohn (1904-1999), American geologist on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, awarded the Penrose Medal from the Geological Society of America in 1975

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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