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

Pitkins Early Origins



The surname Pitkins 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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Pitkins Spelling Variations


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Pitkins Spelling Variations



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

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Pitkins Early History


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Pitkins Early History



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

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Pitkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitkins 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 or some of its variants were: William Pitkin, who settled in Connecticut in 1630; David Pitcairn, who arrived in Jamaica in 1730; John Pitcairn, who arrived in Boston in 1774; Thomas Pitkin who settled in New York State in 1775.

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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



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Pitkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitkins 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 23 September 2013 at 16:33.

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