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Pittman Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Pitman . Americanized form of German Pittmann: from a compound personal name formed with Pitt a short form of Peter + -mann ‘man’ or a variant of Bittmann .

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


Similar surnames: Rittman, Mittman, Putman, Pillman, Pitman, Portman, Titman, Wittmann

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Where is the Pittman family from?

You can see how Pittman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pittman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pittman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Pittman families living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pittman's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Pittman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pittman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pittman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pittman. 22% of Pittman men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Pittman women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pittman were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Pittman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pittman 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Pittman. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Pittman. For the veterans among your Pittman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pittman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pittman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pittman in 1941 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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