Pilcher Family History
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