Pigeon Family History

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Pigeon Name Meaning

French: from pigeon ‘pigeon’ (Old French pijon ‘young bird’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of wood pigeons, or a nickname for a foolish or gullible person, since the birds are easily taken. In some cases, an altered form of French PetitJean. English: variant spelling of Pidgeon.

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


Similar surnames: Pidgeon, Pinson, Pichon, Picon, Ligon, Gougeon, Simeon, Pion, Rigdon

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Pigeon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pigeon name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • France

    27%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

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Pigeon Family Origin

Where is the Pigeon family from?

Pigeon Family Occupations

What did your Pigeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pigeon. A less common occupation for the Pigeon family was Blacksmith. The most common Pigeon occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Pigeon's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pigeon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pigeon Historical Records

What Pigeon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Pigeon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pigeoncensus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pigeon. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pigeon. For the veterans among your Pigeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pigeon Life Expectancy

What is the average Pigeon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pigeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pigeon in 1958 was 73, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pigeon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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