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Pittard Name Meaning

English: unexplained; probably of French origin (see 2). French: unflattering nickname from a derivative of Old French pite ‘pitiful’, ‘lamentable’, perhaps applied to a family living in extreme poverty.

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


Similar surnames: Pillard, Picard, Pinard, Attard, Gillard, Hillard, Pickard, Gothard

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Where is the Pittard family from?

You can see how Pittard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pittard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pittard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Pittard families living in North Carolina. This was about 62% of all the recorded Pittard's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Pittard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pittard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pittard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pittard. 31% of Pittard men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Pittard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pittard were Carpenter and Secretary.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pittard. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pittard. For the veterans among your Pittard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pittard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pittard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pittard in 1953 was 80, and 80 in 2004.

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