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

Pitcairns Early Origins



The surname Pitcairns 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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Pitcairns Spelling Variations


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Pitcairns Spelling Variations



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

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Pitcairns Early History


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Pitcairns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitcairns 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 Pitcairns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitcairns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitcairns Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitcairns 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 Pitkin, who settled in Connecticut in 1630; David Pitcairn, who arrived in Jamaica in 1730; John Pitcairn, who arrived in Boston in 1774; Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775.

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. 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).
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Pitcairns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitcairns 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 23 September 2013 at 16:33.

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