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