The distinguished German surname Pitch is of Polish origin. It is derived from "Pies," a diminutive of the personal name
"Peterchen," and means "son of Pies." The name was brought into Germany
at an early stage, and has become quite widespread.
Early Origins of the Pitch family
The surname Pitch was first found in Silesia
, where the name is thought to have entered into Germany
from Poland. The personal name
could be found in Silesia
as early as 1372, when Petsche Seiler was recorded to be living in Liegnitz. The first records of the surname are slightly more recent; Bartel Pitsch was a resident of the city of Görlitz in 1504. The young Pitch family was instrumental during this early period, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Silesian society.
Early History of the Pitch family
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Pitch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pietsch, Pitsch, Petsch, Pietsh, Petch, Pitch and others.
Early Notables of the Pitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pitch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pitch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles W. Pitch, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856