Very little is known of the early history of Pitsea, the earliest recorded name, which is in the Domesday Book, is 'Piceseia', a Saxon word meaning Island or low-lying land in marsh or Pics' Island, which refers to the area now known as Pitsea Mount.


Pic is possible the name of an old Celtic tribe.


There have been a great number of different spellings over the years including Pytchey, Pittessey, Pytsay, Pitchesey, Pisseye, Petchesey, Pithesey, Pikeseye and Pichesey.


The area of Pitsea today is made up of the five sub-districts of Pitsea Mount, Eversley, Felmores, Burnt Mills and Chalvedon.