Pidgeon Family History

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Pidgeon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pyion, peion ‘young bird’, ‘young pigeon’ (from Old French pijon), a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of wood pigeons or a nickname for a foolish or gullible person, since the birds were easily taken. English: altered form of the nickname Pet(y)jon (see Pettyjohn). Irish (County Monaghan): local form of McGuigan, from Gaelic Mac Uiginn ‘son of the Viking’.

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

Similar surnames: Pigeon, Gudgeon, Dudgeon, Gougeon, Paden, Pichon, Midgett, Padgett

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Pidgeon Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pidgeon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pidgeon Family Origin

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Pidgeon Family Occupations

What did your Pidgeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pidgeon. The most common Pidgeon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Pidgeon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pidgeon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Painter

  • Keeping House


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Pidgeon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Pidgeon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pidgeon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pidgeon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Pidgeon. For the veterans among your Pidgeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pidgeon Life Expectancy

What is the average Pidgeon lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pidgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pidgeon in 1956 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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