Last name: Pitt
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Well words with double letters tt, nn or ss, bb, cc, could also have a double origin. Mostly coming from greater Germany starting all around CHR, all words with double letters have a Germanic origin. Because Germany was first excisted, in midd & northern Europe. Because in nowadays English not much double letters are found in the Alphabet. Every word or letter if you live in Europe you know where that word original comes from. First was Germanic empire then immigrants came to Brittain. Ofcourse English surnames have a great decent overall in the world but where those English surnames came from? Examples: Most people think Angelina Voight (Jolie) is American English but have a German origin, Hugho Boss, Nike, Ralp Lauren, adidas, Allianz, Audi, Bosch, Mercede, Loewe, Oetker, Porsche, Siemens, Audi, T mobile. Brad Pitt: Pitt can be English but can also be German of Origin. Angelina Jolie: The most beautifull women is then German: Slovake, Austria, Hungarian of Germany decent Brad Pitt: The most beautifull men English, or either Wellsh, Scottish or Irish of Germany decent
My surname is Pitt and I am related to William Pitt. I am from Pitt County, NC;currently live in Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Pittburgh...places all named for William Pitt who owned my people as slaves. I have even met some of William Pitt's decendents who live in Pitt County, NC and Pittsburgh, PA and, quite frankly, I do not know exactly how to feel about all of this. Any comments on this from anybody out there? If so, please share. Thanks!
What not focus instead on the tradion of slavery worldwide ? to give you a wider picture. The Arabs and the Africans enslaved whoever they could for profit, So what you call 'Your people' also enslaved other Africans. European history is similar, Saint Patrick the saint of Ireland was captured in Wales and brought to Ireland as a slave, it was common practice world wide. Just accept it was part of African culture before any european influence.In those days most people were in bondage in some way or another. Just be grateful that you are free and have attended University, stop looking to apportion blame, and feel bitter about your history, look to the present and your future!
Hi David, I recently found your Post of December 11, 2010. I am seeking information for a friend who's last name is "Pitts".He perhaps is also the descendant of slaves owned by William Pitt. Slavery is a painful thing of the past which has robbed people of African origin of their identify. African names were replaced by Slave owners' names without permission. Slaves were given a new birth certificate, a new country, lives of pain.. Don't worry about it, everything will be alright.
Our name's origin is unclear due to the variations, I believe we're Flemish in origin...but ALL the Pitt's come from Baron Rivers... My family motto is per ardua liberi...
Pitt is the most awesome last name in the world! :D