Welcome to Database Three
of the Pitfield Family Genealogical Website

The Pitfield families in Lancashire

In the county of Lancashire, and in neighbouring counties, there has existed a family of the name of Peatfield /Patefield/ Paitefield going back to at least 1500.   Over the years some branches of this family have changed their name to Pitfield. This transision seems to have taken place at different times in different areas, with the earliest instance of the name spelt as Pitfield being in 1767 with the marriage of Charles Pitfield ( -1796) to Ann Robinson (1750-1817) at Tunstall, Lancashrie (see below). I have not researched the families of Peatfield/ Patefield /Paitfield, as this has been done by others, but have concentrated my efforts on those lines where the name has changed to Pitfield. Some of those shown in this database have the surname shown as Peatfield or Patefield with subsequent generations changing to Pitfield. In some cases individuals are shown with both the Pitfield name and its earlier version, as these people seem to have changed their name during their lifetime. The names Pitfield, Peatfield and Patefield all exist in the north of England today. This database shows every reference that I have to the name Pitfield in the county of Lancashire. Some of these references build into quite large family groups whilst others may just show one individual, with meagre details, whom I have been unable to connect to anyone else. This Database has its own Index, in which you can make a search for members of the Llancashire family. 

It should be pointed out that if you are looking for a particular member of the Pitfield family they may not appear in the Database that you expect. For instance, there are members of the Pitfield family who appear in Australia, New Zealand and America who I can show are descended from either Robert Pitfold of Allington or have their origins in Lancashire. Therefore they are shown in either the Dorset or Lancashire Databases, rather than the Australian or North American Databases. To find the Pitfield that you are interested in, you may have to visit more than one Database, each of which has its own index.

As with all of the Databases, I am not showing a person sheet for anyone who was born after the year 1911.  This is to protect the privacy of any person who is living. If you are a member of the Pitfield family accessing this site (and therefore almost certainly born after 1911), then your details will not be shown, but it is likely that your ancestors are, and it is possible that I am in possession of information relating to you and your family, that is not shown on this site. If you would like to make contact with me I would be happy to share information with you.

The Lancashire family that I am particularly interested in is that of Charles Pitfield of Cantsfield ( -1796), some of who's descendants settled in America. However, as stated above, I have shown as many of the Lancashire Pitfields as I can.

For a brief outline of the different databases return to the Homepage.

Go to the Index of Surnames appearing in Database Three

To go directly to one of the other Databases follow the links below.

The known Pitfield descendants of Robert Pitfold, who died at Allington, Dorset, in 1586
The Pitfield family in Canada and USA
The Pitfield family in Australia
Unconnected Pitfield families