Pillar Family History

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Pillar Name Meaning

from Old French pilleur ‘plunderer’, formerly used as a nickname for a bailiff. topographic name for someone who lived by a tidal creek (see Pill, Pyle). topographic name from Old French piler ‘pillar’.

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

Similar surnames: Pillard, Pill, Pallas, Villar, Puller, Villa, Pilla, Tiller, Bellar

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Pillar Family Origin

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Pillar Family Occupations

What did your Pillar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fisherman, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pillar. A less common occupation for the Pillar family was Farm Labourer. The most common Pillar occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 5% of Pillar's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labourer


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

Pillar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pillar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pillar 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 Pillar. 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 Pillar. For the veterans among your Pillar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pillar Life Expectancy

What is the average Pillar lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pillar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pillar in 1942 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pillar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pillar 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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