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Pitman Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern): nickname from Middle English pit pit(t)e put(te) ‘hollow pit’ + man signifying one who lived or worked at such a location. See Pitt . Americanized form of German Pitmann: variant of Pittmann (see Pittman ). Dutch: variant of Putman

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Putman, Pittman, Titman, Witman, Litman, Pigman, Wiman, Pitmon

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Where is the Pitman family from?

You can see how Pitman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 98 Pitman families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Pitman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Pitman families in 1911.
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What did your Pitman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pitman. 40% of Pitman men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Pitman women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitman were Laborer and Salesclerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Salesclerk
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Census Records

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Pitman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Pitman. For the veterans among your Pitman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pitman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pitman in 1940 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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