When James Pitman was born about 1847, in Warmwell, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Pitman, was 41 and his mother, Maria Furzer, was 44. He lived in Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.
English (mainly southwestern): nickname from Middle English pit, pit(t)e, put(te) ‘hollow, pit’ + man, signifying one who lived or worked at such a location. See Pitt .
Americanized form of German Pitmann: variant of Pittmann (see Pittman ).
Dutch: variant of Putman 2.