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Pillsbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire so named from the genitive of the Old English personal name Pīl + burh (dative byrig) ‘fortified place’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Spilsbury, Alsbury, Malsbury, Amesbury, Marksbury, Tewksbury

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Where is the Pillsbury family from?

You can see how Pillsbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pillsbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pillsbury families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 58 Pillsbury families living in New Hampshire. This was about 65% of all the recorded Pillsbury's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Pillsbury families in 1840.
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What did your Pillsbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pillsbury. 13% of Pillsbury men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Pillsbury women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pillsbury were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pillsbury. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pillsbury. For the veterans among your Pillsbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pillsbury lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pillsbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Pillsbury in 1945 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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