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Pitchford Family History

Pitchford Surname Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from Pitchford in Shropshire; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch resin’ + ford ‘ford’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Pitchford family from?

You can see how Pitchford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitchford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitchford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 231 Pitchford families living in Staffordshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Pitchford's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Pitchford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pitchford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pitchford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pitchford. 17% of Pitchford men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 70% of Pitchford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitchford were Railway Clerk and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
    17%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Railway Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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