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The distinguished surname Pirten is thought to be derived from "Pyrton," the name of an ancient village located near Watlington in Oxfordshire which is itself derived from the Old English "pere-tun," meaning "pear-tree farm."

Pirten Early Origins



The surname Pirten was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Pirten family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. Hence, conjecturally, the Pirten family is descended from the tenant of the parish of Pyrton.

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Pirten Spelling Variations


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Pirten Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyrton, Pyrtone, Pirtom, Pirtone, Pyrten, Pirten, Pirion, Pirren, Pyron and many more.

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Pirten Early History


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Pirten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pirten research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1166 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Pirten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pirten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pirten Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pirten 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: William Pyrton, who immigrated to Jamaica in 1740.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Pirten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pirten 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 5 February 2013 at 16:30.

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