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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Cotton Weaver

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Pilkington occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Pilkington's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilkington. A less common occupation for the Pilkington family was Labourer.

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Pilkington Historical Records

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Pilkington Life Expectancy

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