Pilkey Family History

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Pilkey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. The surname is of Canadian origin and is said to be an Anglicized form of French Peltier ‘fur trader’.

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


Similar surnames: Pelkey, Wilkey, Milkey, Pelky, Gilkey, Pile, Hilley, Palley, Hiskey

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Pilkey Family Origin

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Pilkey Family Occupations

What did your Pilkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pilkey occupation in the USA was Cattle Raiser. 14% of Pilkey's were Cattle Raisers. A less common occupation for the Pilkey family was Keeping House. Cattle Raiser, Foreman At Farm and House Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilkey.

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  • Cattle Raiser

    14%
  • Foreman At Farm

    14%
  • House Carpenter

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%

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

Pilkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pilkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilkey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pilkey. 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 Pilkey. For the veterans among your Pilkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pilkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilkey lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Pilkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pilkey in 1964 was 86, and 74 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilkey 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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