Pitcher Family History

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Pitcher Name Meaning

English (chiefly eastern and southern): from an agent derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’, hence an occupational name for a caulker, one who sealed the seams of ships or barrels with pitch. English: variant of Pickard 2. Possibly from German Pitscher, from the short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bitan ‘to endure’, or bittan ‘to wish or ask for’.

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

Similar surnames: Witcher, Picker, Pilcher, Pecher, Plocher, Bither, Hatcher, Letcher

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Pitcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pitcher name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Pitcher Family Origin

Where is the Pitcher family from?

Pitcher Family Occupations

What did your Pitcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitcher. The most common Pitcher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Pitcher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pitcher family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pitcher Historical Records

What Pitcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Pitcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitcher 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitcher. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Pitcher. For the veterans among your Pitcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitcher lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pitcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pitcher in 1945 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitcher 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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