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Pittenger Early Origins



The surname Pittenger 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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Pittenger Spelling Variations


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Pittenger Spelling Variations



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

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Pittenger Early History


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Pittenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pittenger 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 Pittenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pittenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pittenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Pittenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Pittenger, who settled in Ohio in 1815
  • Benjamin Pittenger, who settled in Washington sometime between 1859 and 1920
  • John Pittenger, who came to Ohio in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittenger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pittenger (post 1700)



  • William Pittenger (1840-1904), Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of the 5th Medal of Honor for his service during the Great Locomotive Chase
  • William Alvin Pittenger (1885-1951), United States Representative from Minnesota
  • John C. Pittenger (1930-2009), American lawyer, academic and former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Robert Pittenger (b. 1948), American politician
  • Clarke Alonzo "Pinky" Pittenger (1899-1977), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Alvin Pittenger (1885-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 58th District, 1917-20
  • Philip O. Pittenger (1929-1992), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 58th District, 1967-70; Member of Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1971-74; Defeated (Republican), 1974
  • Lela Pittenger, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Karen Pittenger, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • James S. Pittenger, American politician, Secretary of State of Nebraska, 1951-53
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pittenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pittenger 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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