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 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pilkington. 2% of Pilkington men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 48% of Pilkington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pilkington were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
  • General Labourer
    1%
  • Farmer
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Cotton Weaver
    5%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Pilkington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilkington. 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 8,000 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

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