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Pitkethley Early Origins



The surname Pitkethley was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. The family name became associated as a sept of the Clan near Strathearn in the 13th century. Today, Pitkeathly Wells (spelling variants: Pitcaithly, Pitceathly, Pitkethley, etc.) is a hamlet in the Perth and Kinross area of Scotland.

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Pitkethley Spelling Variations


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Pitkethley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitcaithly, Pitcaithley, Pitceathly, Pikaithly, Pitkeathley, Pitkethley, Pitkethly, Pitkeathly and many more.

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Pitkethley Early History


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Pitkethley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitkethley research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1568, 1684, 1785, 1949, 1910 and 1927 are included under the topic Early Pitkethley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitkethley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitkethley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pitkethley 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 were:

Pitkethley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Pitkethley, aged 24, a mechanic, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Margaret Pitkethley, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • George Pitkethley, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • John Pitkethley, aged 3 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • George Pitkethley, aged 46, a blacksmith, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkethley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkethley (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Pitkethley, English political nominee for the 1841 West Riding of Yorkshire General Election
  • Scott Pitkethley, English lead battle programmer for video games, co-awarded the British Academy Video Games Award (2011)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Pitkethley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitkethley 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 22 July 2014 at 08:44.

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