Recent studies suggest the family name Pittaway dates back to the ninth century. Pittaway is a middle British occupational name. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Wiltshire in 1023. The word Pittaway is believed to have come from a Anglo-Saxon term. During the time of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Pittaway is currently at number 1588 of the UK's most common names. Somerset currently holds the greatest density of families with the last name Pittaway. If history is to be believed the late 19th century Pittaway's liked a drink or five. In 1908 a person named Chris Pittaway was jailed for attacking another man. 116