Pilch Family History

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Pilch Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English pilch, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches or a nickname for a habitual wearer of these. A pilch (from Late Latin pellicia, a derivative of pellis ‘skin’, ‘hide’) was a kind of coarse leather garment with the hair or fur still on it. Polish: nickname from Old Polish pilch ‘gray squirrel’. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish piltsh ‘felt’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Pinch, Pech, Pilcher, Pich, Milch, Pouch, Fitch, Balch, Pill, Milich

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Pilch Family Origin

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Pilch Family Occupations

What did your Pilch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pilch family was Agr Lab. The most common Pilch occupation in the UK was Tailor. 11% of Pilch's were Tailors. Tailor, Agricultural Labourer and (Retired) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilch.

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  • Tailor

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • (Retired)

  • Agr Lab


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Pilch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pilch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Pilch. For the veterans among your Pilch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pilch Life Expectancy

What is the average Pilch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pilch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pilch in 1960 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilch

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