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Pigot is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Pigot comes from the Old English given name Picot or Pigot. The surname Pigot was originally derived from the Old English word pic, meaning a hill with a sharp point at its top, and would originally have indicated that its bearer lived near such a landmark.

Pigot Early Origins



The surname Pigot was first found in Cheshire and Cambridgeshire where Picot of Cambridge (c.10221090), born in Saye, Normandy, was a Norman landowner and rose to become Sheriff of Cambridgeshire ( c. 1071-1090.) His son Robert, became implicated in a conspiracy against King Henry I, fled the country and the family estates were forfeit. Another reference claims "the family originally came from Cheshire; William Pigott of Butley in the parish of Prestbury in that county, who died in 1376, was grandfather of Richard Pigott of Butley who married the heiress of Peshall." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Pigot Spelling Variations


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Pigot Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pigott, Piggot, Piggett, Piggott, Piggot, Pigot, Picot and many more.

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Pigot Early History


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Pigot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pigot research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1333, 1630, 1657, 1686, 1719, 1777, 1720, 1796, 1640 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Pigot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pigot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pigot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Pigot (Pigott, Piggott) (1657-1686), an English cleric, academic and Fellow of the Royal Society; George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot (1719-1777), former...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pigot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pigot In Ireland


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Pigot In Ireland



Some of the Pigot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Pigot or a variant listed above were:

Pigot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pigot, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Pigot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simeon Pigot, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • R N Pigot, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Peter Pigot, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1858

Pigot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Pigot, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Lett Pigot, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Pigot, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Pigot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Pigot, aged 38, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • William Pigot arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849
  • Mary Pigot, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • Mary Pigot, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Pigot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. J. Pigot arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pigot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pigot (post 1700)



  • Sir Robert Pigot (1720-1796), 2nd Baronet, British Army officer during the American Revolutionary War
  • Hugh Pigot (1769-1797), English officer in the Royal Navy who was killed by his own men during the mutiny on HMS Hermione in 1797
  • Neil Pigot (b. 1961), Australian actor, best known for his role as Inspector Falcon-Price on "Blue Heelers"
  • Sir Robert Pigot (1801-1891), 4th Baronet, British Conservative politician
  • John Edward Pigot (1822-1871), Irish music collector
  • George Pigot (1719-1777), Bt Baron Pigot of Patshull Hall, County of Stafford, British governor of Madras
  • Admiral Hugh Pigot (1721-1792), English admiral and Commander-in-chief of the Royal Navy's West Indian fleet from 1782
  • Edward Pigot (1858-1929), Irish/Australian Jesuit priest, seismologist and astronomer

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Motto


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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: Tout foys prest
Motto Translation: Always ready.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Pigot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pigot Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 February 2016 at 13:20.

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