Early Origins of the Pitard family
The surname Pitard was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this eminent family held a family seat
since ancient times. One of the earliest records of the family was that of Jean Pitard (c.1228-1315), French royal surgeon to Louis IX, Philip the Bold and Philip the Fair of France.
Early History of the Pitard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitard research.Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1654, 1668, 1695, 1740, 1767, 1771, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Pitard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pitard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pittard, Pitard, Pittart, Pitart, Pithart, Pithard, Pitteux, Piteux, Pitton, Piton, Pithon, Python, Pittet, Pitet, Pitou, Pitoux, Pitault, Piteau, Pitot, Pitaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Pitard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708), a French botanist, notable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pitard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pitard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Madeline Pitard, aged 59, originally from Bourges, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5D-82N : 6 December 2014), Madeline Pitard, 19 Apr 1903; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Albert Pitard, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Berengaria" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNJJ-XMJ : 6 December 2014), Albert Pitard, 09 Dec 1922; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Pitard (post 1700)
- Cecil Pitard, American politician, American Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1970 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard (1873-1927), French pharmacist and botanist