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

Pitkin Early Origins



The surname Pitkin 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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Pitkin Spelling Variations


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Pitkin Spelling Variations



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

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Pitkin Early History


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Pitkin Early History



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

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Pitkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitkin 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:

Pitkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pitkin, who settled in Connecticut in 1630
  • William Pitkin, who arrived in Hartford, Connecticut in 1659 [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)

Pitkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775

Pitkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Pitkin, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • William Pitkin, aged 14, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkin (post 1700)



  • William Pitkin, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1845-46
  • William Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1776-85
  • Timothy Pitkin (1766-1847), American politician, Representative from Connecticut, 1805-19; Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention, 1818; Member of Connecticut State Senate 3rd District, 1830
  • Stanley G. Pitkin, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1969-76
  • Samuel L. Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1836-37, 1842; Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1843
  • Ralph Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1832, 1852; Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1854
  • Luther S. Pitkin (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 1st District, 1910
  • John Robert Graham Pitkin (1840-1901), American Republican politician, U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1889-93; Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1898-1901
  • John Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1826-28
  • Joan Breslin Pitkin, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1979-90; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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



  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)

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pitkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitkin 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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