Pilgrim Family History

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Pilgrim Name Meaning

English (East Anglia) and German: from Middle English pilegrim, pelgrim, Middle High German bilgerin, pilgerin ‘pilgrim’ (Latin peregrinus, pelegrinus ‘traveler’), a nickname for a person who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or to some seat of devotion nearer home, such as Santiago de Compostella, Rome, or Canterbury. Such pilgrimages were often imposed as penances, graver sins requiring more arduous journeys. In both England and Germany Pilgrim was occasionally used as a personal name, from which the surname could also have arisen.

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

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Pilgrim Family Origin

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Pilgrim Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Pilgrim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Pilgrim's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pilgrim family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilgrim.

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Pilgrim Historical Records

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Pilgrim Life Expectancy

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