The Pito surname is a habitational name for someone from Poitou. This French region was Peitow in Anglo-Norman French.
Early Origins of the Pito family
The surname Pito was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire at Chesterton.
Early History of the Pito family
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Pito Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Peto, Peyto, Petoe, Peytoe, Petow, Peytow, Petto, Pettoe, Pitto, Pitoe, Pito, Peytoe, Peytot and many more.
Early Notables of the Pito family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pito family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Humphrey Petoe, who came to Maryland in 1670; Thomas Peto, a bonded passenger, who came to Virginia in 1774; and Mary Peto, who settled in New York, NY in 1821..