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Early Origins of the Pyatt family

The surname Pyatt was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Pyatt family

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Pyatt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyott, Pyatt, Pyot, Pyat, Piatt, Piott, Pyet and many more.

Early Notables of the Pyatt family (pre 1700)

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Pyatt Ranking

In the United States, the name Pyatt is the 9,404th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Pyatt family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Pyott and Mary Pyott, who came to Barbados in 1651; John Pyot, who came to Georgia in 1773; James Pyott, who settled in New York in 1797; as well as Bartholimew Pyot, who arrived in Ontario in 1871..

Contemporary Notables of the name Pyatt (post 1700) +

  • Elsie Pyatt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972 [3]
  • Miss Gillian Pyatt M.B.E., British recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire [4]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, on Facebook