Pitt is a surname of English origin. Pitt Family have origin from Anglo-Norman, Norman Dutch Pitt Family move to Flanders of Belgium, and again move to England at Norman conquest of England age. Used on its own, in Europe or History it most commonly refers to one of two British statesmen:

  • William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder) (1708–1778), British Prime Minister & 1st Earl of Chatham 1766–1768
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was named for Pitt the Elder and is sometimes referred to as Pitt
  • William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister 1783–1801 and 1804–1806, son of Pitt the Elder

In the U.S. mainly in education or sports it most commonly refers to:

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  • University of Pittsburgh ("Pitt"), located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
    • Pitt Panthers athletics teams
    • The Pitt News, student-managed newspaper
    • Pitt Poetry Series, large published list of contemporary American poetry
    • Pitt Band, the varsity marching band
    • Pitt Rep, the university's repertory theatre company
    • Pitt Stadium, now demolished
    • William Pitt Union, the student union
    • William Pitt Debating Union, the student debating club
    • Hail to Pitt, athletic slogan and school fight song
  • It may also refer to Pittsburg State University ("Pitt State"), located in Pittsburg, Kansas

In American popular culture it commonly refers to:

  • Brad Pitt (born 1963), an American actor

It may also refer to the following people:

  • Andrew Pitt (motorcycle racer), from New South Wales, Australia
  • Charles Redding Pitt (born 1944), attorney and current chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party (2003–2007)
  • Courtney Pitt, English footballer
  • David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead, (1913–1994), civil rights campaigner and Labour politician in the United Kingdom
  • Harvey Pitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Ingrid Pitt (born 1937 in Poland), actress in horror films of the 1960s and 70s
  • Karnail Pitts, former D-12 artist
  • Michael Pitt (born 1981), an American actor
  • Thomas Pitt (1653–1726), English merchant, grandfather of Pitt the Elder
  • William Pitt (architect) (1855–1918), architect working in Melbourne, Australia
  • William Pitt (Canada) of New Brunswick, Canada, inventor of the underwater cable ferry in the early 1900s
  • William Fox-Pitt (born 1969), British three-day eventing rider
  • Bill Pitt (born 1937), British politician; was Liberal Member of Parliament 1981-1983
  • William Rivers Pitt, leftist author and essayist

Pitt also refers to:

  • Pitt, Hampshire, a hamlet in Hursley parish, Hampshire, England
  • Pitt Bank, a wholly submerged atoll structure in the Chagos Archipelago
  • Pitt Club, founded 1835, an exclusive club at the University of Cambridge, England
  • Pitt County, North Carolina, county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina
  • Fort Pitt (historical) and the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Fort Pitt in Kent, England
  • Pitt Island or Rangiauria, the second largest island in the Chatham Islands
  • Pitt Lake, second-largest lake in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada
  • Pitt Meadows, a District Municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada
  • Pitt River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Pit River, also known as Pitt River, California, United States
  • River Pitt, Somerset, England
  • Pitt Rivers Museum in the University of Oxford, England founded in 1884 by Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827–1900), English army officer, ethnologist, and archaeologist
  • Pitt Street, Sydney a major street in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Pitt Street (disambiguation) lists streets with the same name in other places
  • Pitt Town, New South Wales, historic town in New South Wales, Australia

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Famous quotes containing the word pitt:

    The little I know of it has not served to raise my opinion of what is vulgarly called the “Monied Interest;” I mean, that blood-sucker, that muckworm, that calls itself “the friend of government.”
    William, Earl Of Pitt (1708–1778)