August 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
One of those “last names as first names” that were once a quite popular way for a mother’s maiden name to be passed on to her sons, “Pitt” was an Old English / Flemish surname given to one who lived or worked near a “pytt”, or hollow.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
I can think of nothing. Well, nothing flattering or attractive, anyway.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Sir Pitt Crawley, the crude, dissolute old baronet who hires clever little Becky Sharp as governess in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).
– Mr. Pitt Crawley, Sir Crawley’s eldest son and heir, in Vanity Fair.
– Master Pitt Crawley, son of Mr. Pitt and Lady Jane, in Vanity Fair.