Pittet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Pittet family
The surname Pittet 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 Pittet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pittet 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 Pittet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pittet 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 Pittet 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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Migration of the Pittet family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Pitot, who settled in Canada in 1648; Pierre Piton, who married Jeanne Lantier in 1735 in Lachenaye, Quebec; Augte Pitaud, who, at the age of 22.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pittet (post 1700) +
- Mikael Pittet (b. 1975), Swiss research scientist
- Didier Pittet (b. 1957), Swiss infectious diseases expert and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety
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