Pitkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Pitkin surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place of Pictish-Gaelic origin, in Fife.
Early Origins of the Pitkin family
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.
Early History of the Pitkin family
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Pitkin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitcairn, Pitkin, Pitcairns and others.
Early Notables of the Pitkin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Robert Pitcairn (1520?-1584), a Scottish administrator, diplomat and judge, Secretary of State and Commendator of Dunfermline. He was descended from the Pitcairns of Pitcairn in Fife. 
Archibald Pitcairne (1652-1713) was a Scottish...
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Pitkin migration to the United States +
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 
Pitkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775
Pitkin migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
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"
Contemporary Notables of the name Pitkin (post 1700) +
- Timothy Pitkin (1766-1847), American lawyer, politician
- Henry Pitkin (1811-1846), American silversmith and watchmaker
- Frederick Walker Pitkin (1837-1886), U.S. Republican Party politician, second Governor of Colorado from 1879 to 1883, eponym of Pitkin County, Colorado
- Hanna Fenichel Pitkin (b. 1931), American political theorist, recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2003
- Henry E. Pitkin, American politician, First Selectman of South Windsor, Connecticut, 1909-10 
- Guy Pitkin, American politician, Mayor of Brighton, Michigan, 1938 
- Eldred C. Pitkin (1870-1956), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Marshfield, 1910 
- Daniel Pitkin (1769-1851), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1819, 1830 
- Clarence Horatio Pitkin (b. 1849), American Democrat politician, Washington County State's Attorney, 1880-82; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1887-89 
- Carroll Peabody Pitkin (1851-1907), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Montpelier, 1888 
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Historic Events for the Pitkin family +
HMS Royal Oak
- Frederick Nelson Pitkin (1900-1939), British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking 
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The Pitkin 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.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html