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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

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 [1]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 [2]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
  • Ward Chipman Pitfield (b. 1925), retired Canadian financier and Thoroughbred racehorse owner
  • Tex Pitfield (b. 1959), Canadian President and CEO of Saraguay Petroleum
  • Jane Pitfield (b. 1954), Toronto city councillor
  • Robert H Pitfield, Canadian banking executive
  • Hon. Peter Michael Pitfield (b. 1937), Canadian Senator

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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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.

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