Pitney Family History

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Pitney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Somerset, named with the Old English personal name Pytta or Peota (genitive Pyttan, Peotan) + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Putney, Sidney, Whitney, Titley, Pixley, Binney, Pine, Disney, Pilley

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Pitney Family Origin

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Pitney Family Occupations

What did your Pitney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pitney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Pitney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pitney family was Boarding House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitney.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Boarding House


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

Pitney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Pitney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pitney. For the veterans among your Pitney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitney Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pitney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pitney in 1957 was 45, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitney 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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