Pittar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Pittar family
The surname Pittar was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times. One of the earliest records of the family was that of Jean Pitard (c.1228-1315), French royal surgeon to Louis IX, Philip the Bold and Philip the Fair of France.
Early History of the Pittar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pittar research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1654, 1668, 1695, 1740, 1767, 1771, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Pittar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pittar Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pittard, Pitard, Pittart, Pitart, Pithart, Pithard, Pitteux, Piteux, Pitton, Piton, Pithon, Python, Pittet, Pitet, Pitou, Pitoux, Pitault, Piteau, Pitot, Pitaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Pittar family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708), a French botanist, notable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants...
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Pittar migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Pittar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- A. Pittar, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
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