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The name Pitney belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Puttenham, a place-name found in the counties of Hertfordshire and Surrey. Both place-names have an identical etymology. They are derived from the Old English word ham, which means farm, and either the Old English personal name Putta, or the Old English word putta, which means hawk. The place-name taken as a whole means "farm belonging to Putta," or "farm where there are hawks." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Pitney Early Origins



The surname Pitney was first found in Hertfordshire at Puttenham, a small village and parish, in the union of Berkhampstead, hundred of Dacorum. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish is listed as Puteham [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in the Domesday Book of 1086. Puttenham, Surrey is another parish in the First division of the hundred of Godalming. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The first record of this local was in 1199 when it was listed as Puteham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Puttenham Priory is a large house at the eastern end of the village and dates back to 1266. St John the Baptist church "occupies a picturesque situation close to the mansion of Puttenham Priory, is in the later English style, and contains some ancient brasses." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pitney Spelling Variations


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Pitney Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Pitney include Puttenham, Putnam, Putman and others.

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Pitney Early History


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Pitney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pitney research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1590, 1589, 1615, 1686, 1651, 1699, 1692, 1679 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Pitney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pitney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pitney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include George Puttenham (1529-1590), English writer who is the reputed author of "The Arte of English Poesie" (1589); Lt. Thomas Putnam Sr. (1615-1686), was one of Salem's wealthiest residents; and his son, Thomas Putnam (1651-1699), American resident of...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pitney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Pitney were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Pitney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Pitney, aged 22, landed in New England in 1635
  • Samuell Pitney, aged 1, arrived in New England in 1635

Pitney Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • James Pitney, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1622

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pitney (post 1700)



  • Mahlon Pitney (1858-1924), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1895-99; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Morris County, 1899-1901
  • J. Duncan Pitney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960
  • Charles H. Pitney, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1956
  • Aaron Pitney, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Morris County, 1854-55

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Pitney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pitney 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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