Bitting Family History

This web site is devoted to the history of the Bitting Family in America, and in memory of my parents Ernest and Helen.
The Bitting Family in America can trace its origins to Henrich and Ann Catharina Bitting who emigrated with their children to Pennsylvania in 1723. Before leaving their home town of Freinsheim in the German Palatinate, they obtained a passport which stated that they were free to emigrate. They settled in what is now New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. From this first family, the name has spread throughout the United States.
In addition to the descendants of Henrich and Ann Catharina Bitting, there are other known Bitting lines:
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Updated: 25-Jan-2003