Pitman Family History

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Pitman Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern): variant of Pitt, with the addition of man. German (Pitmann): variant of Pittmann (see Pittman). Dutch: variant of Putman 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Pitman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pitman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pitman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Pitman Family Origin

Where is the Pitman family from?

Pitman Family Occupations

What did your Pitman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pitman family was Farming. The most common Pitman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Pitman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pitman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pitman Historical Records

What Pitman family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Pitman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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