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Pilkington Family History

Pilkington Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestwich, Lancashire, so named from Old English Pilecingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Pileca’. The surname is established in Ireland, where its presence was first recorded in the early 15th century.

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

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9,545 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pilkington Families

  • Number of Pilkington families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pilkington families
     2,120 - 4,237
     707 - 2,119
     1 - 706
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pilkington families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pilkington Family Origin

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Pilkington Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pilkington

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Pilkington Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Pilkington Civil War Service Records

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