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The Pitcairn surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place of Pictish-Gaelic origin, in Fife.

Pitcairn Early Origins



The surname Pitcairn was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pitcairn Spelling Variations


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Pitcairn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitcairn, Pitkin, Pitcairns and others.

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Pitcairn Early History


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Pitcairn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitcairn research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1518, 1722, 1775, 1767, 1520, 1584, 1652 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Pitcairn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitcairn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitcairn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitcairn 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 were:

Pitcairn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Pitcairn, who arrived in Jamaica in 1730
  • John Pitcairn, who arrived in Boston in 1774
  • John Pitcairn, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774

Pitcairn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Pitcairn, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812
  • Alexander Pitcairn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitcairn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitcairn (post 1700)



  • Harold F. Pitcairn (1897-1960), American aviation inventor and pioneer
  • Robert Pitcairn, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900, 1904
  • Raymond Pitcairn (d. 1966), American Republican politician, Delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Joseph Pitcairn, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Paris, 1794-97; U.S. Consul in Hamburg, 1797-1802
  • John Pitcairn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960
  • Hugh Pitcairn (d. 1911), American politician, U.S. Consul in Hamburg, 1897-1902; U.S. Consul General in Hamburg, 1905-08
  • Andrew J. Pitcairn, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1897-98
  • Theodore Pitcairn (1893-1973), American art collector, philanthropist, and a minister in the General Church of the New Jerusalem
  • John Pitcairn Jr. (1841-1916), American (Scottish-born) industrialist, founder of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • Robert Pitcairn (1836-1909), American (Scottish born) railroad executive
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Plena refulget
Motto Translation: The full moon shines.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Pitcairn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitcairn 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 26 November 2016 at 12:46.

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