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The surname Pittaway comes from the two Old English words "pytt" and "weg" and denoted one who lived along the path to a pit or hollow.

Pittaway Early Origins



The surname Pittaway was first found in the West Midlands.

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Pittaway Spelling Variations


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Pittaway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pitway, Pittway, Pittaway, Pitteway and others.

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Pittaway Early History


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Pittaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pittaway research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1704 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Pittaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pittaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pittaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pittaway 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:

Pittaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John P. and Will E. Pittaway, who were naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittaway (post 1700)



  • Lucas Pittaway, American actor, known for The Snowtown Murders (2011), Spine (2012) and Snowblind (2014)
  • Neil Pittaway, British editor, known for his work on To Serve Them All My Days (1980), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1976) and Henry V (1979)
  • Ashleigh Pittaway, British gold medalist skeleton athlete at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics
  • Nigel Pittaway, Australian freelance aviation and defence writer

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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: Per ardua liberi
Motto Translation: Free thro' difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Pittaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pittaway 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 27 June 2016 at 16:14.

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