Pittner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Pittner was an occupational name for a cooper or a barrel maker. The name was derived from the Old German word "bute," which means "cask."
Early Origins of the Pittner family
The surname Pittner was first found in Bohemia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Pittner family
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Pittner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bittner, Bitner, Bitnner, Bittener, Bitener, Pittner, Pitner, Buettner, Boettner, Bottner, Botner, Boetner, Buetner, Bettner and many more.
Early Notables of the Pittner family (pre 1700)
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Pittner migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pittner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- D H Pittner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
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The Pittner 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: Virtute foris prudentia domi
Motto Translation: By virtue of prudence at home and abroad
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)