Pilkington Family History

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Pilkington Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the parish of Prestwich, Lancashire, so named from Old English Pilecingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Pileca’. The surname is established in Ireland, where its presence was first recorded in the early 15th century.

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


Similar surnames: Billington, Pennington, Elkington, Ellington, Talkington, Millington

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Pilkington Family Origin

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Pilkington Family Occupations

What did your Pilkington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pilkington family was Farming. The most common Pilkington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Pilkington's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilkington.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Pilkington Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pilkington Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilkington lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pilkington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pilkington in 1948 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilkington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilkington 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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