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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, Conn in 1659

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



  • 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
  • Caleb Seymour Pitkin (b. 1854), American politician, Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1887; Vice-chair of Michigan Prohibition Party, 1887
  • James Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1820
  • Joan Breslin Pitkin, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1979-90; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • John Pitkin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1826-28
  • ... (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. 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.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2015 at 11:56.

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