Pilch Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English pilch, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches or a nickname for a habitual wearer of these. A pilch (from Late Latin pellicia, a derivative of pellis ‘skin’, ‘hide’) was a kind of coarse leather garment with the hair or fur still on it. Polish: nickname from Old Polish pilch ‘gray squirrel’. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish piltsh ‘felt’ (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Pinch, Pech, Pilcher, Pich, Milch, Pouch, Fitch, Balch, Pill, Milich

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Pilch Family Origin

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Pilch Family Occupations

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  • Merchant Tailor

    33%
  • Music Teacher

    33%
  • Tailor Cutter

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pilch family was Tailor Cutter. Merchant Tailor and Music Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pilch. The most common Pilch occupation in the USA was Merchant Tailor. 33% of Pilch's were Merchant Tailors.

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Pilch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pilch in 1960 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilch

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