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Pilcher Family History

Pilcher Name Meaning
English (Kentish): occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of Pilch. In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch ‘to steal’ and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.

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

286,191 Historical Documents with Pilcher on Ancestry.com
75,554 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,008 Military Records
7,407 Immigration Records
46,524 Census and Voter Lists
149,698 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pilcher Families

  • Number of Pilcher families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pilcher families
     372 - 742
     125 - 371
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pilcher families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pilcher census records

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Pilcher Family Origin

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Pilcher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pilcher

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Pilcher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pilcher census records

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Pilcher Civil War Service Records

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