Pilcher Family History

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Pilcher Name Meaning

English (Kentish): occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of Pilch. In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch ‘to steal’ and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.

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

Similar surnames: Pitcher, Pilch, Picker, Poucher, Witcher, Porcher, Plocher, Pecher

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Pilcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pilcher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pilcher. 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


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Pilcher Family Origin

Where is the Pilcher family from?

Pilcher Family Occupations

What did your Pilcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pilcher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Pilcher's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilcher. A less common occupation for the Pilcher family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Pilcher Historical Records

What Pilcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Pilcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilcher 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilcher. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pilcher. For the veterans among your Pilcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pilcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilcher lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pilcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Pilcher in 1945 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilcher 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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