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Pigeon Family History

Pigeon Name Meaning
French: from pigeon ‘pigeon’ (Old French pijon ‘young bird’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of wood pigeons, or a nickname for a foolish or gullible person, since the birds are easily taken.In some cases, an altered form of French PetitJean.English: variant spelling of Pidgeon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Pigeon Families

  • Number of Pigeon families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pigeon families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pigeon families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pigeon Family Origin

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Pigeon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pigeon

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Pigeon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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