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Pitcher Family History

Pitcher Name Meaning
English (chiefly eastern and southern): from an agent derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’, hence an occupational name for a caulker, one who sealed the seams of ships or barrels with pitch.English: variant of Pickard 2.Possibly from German Pitscher, from the short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bitan ‘to endure’, or bittan ‘to wish or ask for’.

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

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103,563 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
40,083 Military Records
6,499 Immigration Records
92,190 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Pitcher Families

  • Number of Pitcher families
     134 - 265
     45 - 133
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pitcher families
     239 - 475
     80 - 238
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pitcher families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pitcher census records

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Pitcher Family Origin

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Pitcher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pitcher

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Pitcher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pitcher census records

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Pitcher Civil War Service Records

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