6,950 PITCHER members around the world
Stay informed about PITCHER Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
PITCHER Family HistoryThis unusual surname, found chiefly in East Anglia, is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is thought, in some cases, to be from an occupational name for a "caulker", one who sealed the seams of ships with a mixture of rope fibres and pitch. The derivation is from the Middle English (1200 -1500) "pich", itself from the Olde English pre 7th Century "pic", meaning "pitch". Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. Alternately, it may be a regional name for someone from Picardy in Northern France, a region adjoining Normandy, from which many of William the Conquerors followers came, thus introducing this name into England after the 1066 Invasion.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous PITCHER (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the PITCHER tribe
- Find your PITCHER ancestor
- Tell us about your PITCHER Family
- Tell us about your PITCHER ancestors
- Ask a question about the PITCHER history
- Leave a message for PITCHER family members
Invite more PITCHER family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the PITCHER tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest