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The origins of the Pitfield name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Pitfield was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Pitfield in the county of Middlesex. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word pyt which referred to an area that was pitted. The original bearers of the surname Pitfield lived in an area that was known for its many hollows of pitted ground,

Pitfield Early Origins



The surname Pitfield was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Pitfield Spelling Variations


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Pitfield Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pitfield include Pittfield, Pitfield, Pitfeild, Pitfeld, Pittfeld, Pitville, Pittville, Petfield, Pettfield, Petwell, Pitfell, Pittfell, Pitwell and many more.

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Pitfield Early History


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Pitfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitfield research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Pitfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pitfield 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Pitfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Pitfield, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Mary Pitfield, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pitfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Pitfield, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1759

Pitfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bryan Pitfield, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1832

Pitfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Pitfield U.E. (b. 1749) who settled in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1827 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pitfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pitfield, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitfield (post 1700)



  • Thomas Baron Pitfield (1903-1999), English composer, poet, artist, engraver, calligrapher, craftsman, furniture builder and teacher
  • Hon. Peter Michael Pitfield (1937-2017), Canadian politician, Senator for Ottawa-Vanier, Ontario (1982-2010), Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and Secretary to the Cabinet under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau from 1975 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1982
  • Robert H Pitfield (d. 2004), Canadian banking executive
  • Ward C. Pitfield, Canadian co-founder of the stock brokerage firm, Pitfield, MacKay, Ross which later became Dominion Securities, the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada
  • Ward Chipman Pitfield (b. 1925), retired Canadian financier and Thoroughbred racehorse owner, trustee of the Ontario Jockey Club, son of Ward C. Pitfield
  • Tex Pitfield (b. 1959), Canadian President and CEO of Saraguay Petroleum
  • Jane Pitfield (b. 1954), Toronto city councillor

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Pitfield Historic Events


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Pitfield Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William James Pitfield (d. 1912), aged 25, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Pitfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitfield 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 25 October 2017 at 11:14.

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