Pitard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 141 words (10 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

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.


United States Pitard migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Albert Pitard, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Berengaria" from Southampton, England [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pitard (post 1700) +

  • Cecil Pitard, American politician, American Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1970 [3]
  • Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard (1873-1927), French pharmacist and botanist




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