Pilon Family History

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Pilon Name Meaning

French: nickname for a quick-tempered or unpleasant person, from Old French pelon ‘spiky outer case of a chestnut’.

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

Similar surnames: Pion, Milon, Pinson, Malon, Picot, Picon, Ligon, Pilat, Bizon, Pelon

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Pilon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pilon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pilon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pilon Family Origin

Where is the Pilon family from?

Pilon Family Occupations

What did your Pilon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pilon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pilon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pilon family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Boot & Shoe Dealer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilon.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pilon Historical Records

What Pilon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Pilon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilon 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilon. 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 Pilon. For the veterans among your Pilon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pilon Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilon lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pilon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Pilon in 1955 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilon 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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