The surname Pitteway comes from the two Old English words "pytt" and "weg" and denoted one who lived along the path to a pit or hollow.
Early Origins of the Pitteway family
The surname Pitteway was first found in the West Midlands.
Early History of the Pitteway family
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Pitteway Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pitway, Pittway, Pittaway, Pitteway and others.
Early Notables of the Pitteway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pitteway family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Pittway and his wife Mary and their two children, who settled in Virginia in 1638; Edward Pittiway, who immigrated to Virginia in 1682; and John P. and Will E. Pittaway, who were naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1871..
The Pitteway 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.