Pitchford Family History

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Pitchford Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place near Shrewsbury, where there was a bituminous well; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Litchford, Latchford, Bickford, Rochford, Littleford, Blatchford

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Pitchford Family Origin

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Pitchford Family Occupations

What did your Pitchford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pitchford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 20% of Pitchford's were Coal Miner s. Coal Miner , Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitchford. A less common occupation for the Pitchford family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Pitchford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Pitchford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitchford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitchford. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pitchford. For the veterans among your Pitchford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitchford Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitchford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pitchford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Pitchford in 1945 was 23, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitchford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitchford 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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