Our Family History
The Pett Coat of Arms was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Documentation for the Pett Coat of Arms design can be found in Burke's General Armory. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.
Family Mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. A motto was not recorded with the Pett Coat of Arms.
Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification. The four primary sources for second names were: occupation, location, father's name, and personal characteristics. The surname Pett appears to be locational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the English and Germans, meaning, "dweller in the house by the pit." Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations. The most prominent variations of Pett are Pettis, Pettes and Pettas.
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