The English surname Pittman is a topographic name for someone who lived in a hollow. Early examples of the name recording include Johanes Pittman who married Alicia Spratt at the famous church of St. Martin in the Fields, London, on July 25th 1633, and Andrew Petman, who married at St Dionis Backchurch, London, on April 19th 1645. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Urban Piteman, which was dated 1203, a witness at the Assize Court of Northampton. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1622 when Christo Pittman arrived in Virginia from England. Today there are approximately 53,000 bearers of the name Pittman living in the US.
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