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The surname Pitner was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. The name was derived from the Old German word "bute," which means "cask."

Pitner Early Origins



The surname Pitner was first found in Bohemia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Pitner Spelling Variations


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Pitner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bittner, Bitner, Bitnner, Bittener, Bitener, Pittner, Pitner, Buettner, Boettner, Bottner, Botner, Boetner, Buetner, Bettner and many more.

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Pitner Early History


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Pitner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitner research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1773 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Pitner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pitner 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:

Pitner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P L Pitner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Pitner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Pitner, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Maria Pitner, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Stefan Pitner, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Suzanna Pitner, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Josip Pitner, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitner (post 1700)



  • Jaroslav Pitner (1926-2009), Czech ice hockey coach who lead their national Olympic team to silver and bronze medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics and 1972 Winter Olympics
  • Ernst Pitner (1838-1896), Austrian lieutenant who accompanied Archduke Maximilian to Mexico in 1864

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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: Virtute foris prudentia domi
Motto Translation: By virtue of prudence at home and abroad


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pitner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitner 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 7 November 2015 at 22:54.

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