Pilger Family History

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Pilger Name Meaning

English: variant of Pilcher. German: shortened form (since the 15th century) of Pilgerin (see Pilgrim).

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


Similar surnames: Piller, Gilger, Pinger, Hiller, Puller, Bilger, Hilger, Paler

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Pilger Family Origin

Where is the Pilger family from?

Pilger Family Occupations

What did your Pilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pilger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Pilger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pilger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilger.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Tailor

    10%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Pilger Historical Records

What Pilger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Pilger

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pilger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pilger. For the veterans among your Pilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pilger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pilger in 1940 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilger 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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