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

Pitcaurn Early Origins



The surname Pitcaurn 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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Pitcaurn Spelling Variations


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Pitcaurn Spelling Variations



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

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Pitcaurn Early History


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Pitcaurn Early History



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

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Pitcaurn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitcaurn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitcaurn 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. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Pitcaurn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitcaurn 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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