When Sarah Pitman was born in 1731, in Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Zachariah Pitman, was 37 and her mother, Marcy Conner, was 29. She married Benjamin Bickford on 26 December 1751. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.
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.