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Pilat Name Meaning

Polish (Pilat), Czech and Slovak (Pilát), and French: from Latin Pilatus, name of the Roman governor of Judea who interrogated Christ, then ‘washed his hands’ of responsibility for his crucifixion. This was used as a nickname for someone who would take no responsibility, or perhaps for someone who had played the role of Pontius Pilate in a pageant or passion play. French: habitational name from Pilat in Gironde, Le Mont Pilat in Loire, or Pilate in Cher.

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

Similar surnames: Pilato, Pille, Pillar, Pile, Vilar, Pill, Plas, Pla, Polak, Platt

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Where is the Pilat family from?

You can see how Pilat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pilat families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pilat family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Pilat's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pilat families in 1840.
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What did your Pilat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pilat. 18% of Pilat men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Pilat women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pilat were Clerk and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pilat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilat. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pilat. For the veterans among your Pilat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilat lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pilat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pilat in 1962 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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