Pittman Family History

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Pittman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow (see Pitt). German (Pittmann): probably from a compound personal name formed with Pitt, a short form of Peter + Mann ‘man’.

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

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

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Pittman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pittman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pittman. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pittman Family Origin

Where is the Pittman family from?

Pittman Family Occupations

What did your Pittman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Pittman Historical Records

What Pittman family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pittman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pittman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pittman 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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