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Pittendreigh Early Origins



The surname Pittendreigh was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat. However, This ancient Clan, known as Pittendreich of that Ilk, conjecturally was most likely to be from Moravia, and came to Scotland in the train of Queen Margeret, second wife (1069) of King Canmore. Queen Margeret, herself a royal refugee, was a learned churchwoman. She was appalled by the barbaric state of the Royal Scottish court. She recruited many European nobles, mostly Norman, but traveled as far east as Silesia and Moravia. Among them was Malcolm de Moravia who invited John of Pethindreich to witness a charter passing the lands of Lamebryde to his son William de Moray in 1278. It was customary to invite relations or "friendly" important witnesses, men and women of stature, to affix their seals and names to such transactions, thus it is likely that John of Pethindreich was either a relative, or a very close friend and Chief of his Clan. Since Malcolm of Moravia was still carrying the territorial name his ancestors acquired in 1070 it must be assumed he was a large landowner who chose not to identify with a single property, i.e. Lambryde and possibly that also of the original Pittendreich.

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Pittendreigh Spelling Variations


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Pittendreigh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pittendreigh, Pittendrich, Pittendrigh, Petyndricht, Pettindrecht, Petindrech, Peddendreycht, Pithendreich and many more.

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Pittendreigh Early History


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Pittendreigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pittendreigh research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1410, 1478, 1600, 1678, 1572 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Pittendreigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pittendreigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pittendreigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pittendreigh 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:

Pittendreigh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Pittendreigh, aged 30, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1920
  • Alexander W. Pittendreigh, aged 0, who settled in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1920
  • Alexander Watt Pittendreigh, aged 30, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1920

Pittendreigh Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Pittendreigh, who settled in Ontario in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittendreigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittendreigh (post 1700)



  • The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh (b. 1954), American minister, astronomer and writer
  • Fred Pittendreigh, Canadian General Manager of the Chase Chiefs, a former junior 'B' ice hockey team from Chase, British Columbia
  • Bill Pittendreigh, President of the Southern Textile Association (1956)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Pittendreigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pittendreigh 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 14 June 2016 at 07:53.

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