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Pidgeon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pyion, peion ‘young bird’, ‘young pigeon’ (from Old French pijon), a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of wood pigeons or a nickname for a foolish or gullible person, since the birds were easily taken. English: altered form of the nickname Pet(y)jon (see Pettyjohn). Irish (County Monaghan): local form of McGuigan, from Gaelic Mac Uiginn ‘son of the Viking’.

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


Similar surnames: Pigeon, Gudgeon, Dudgeon, Gougeon, Paden, Pichon, Midgett, Padgett

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Pidgeon Family Origin

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Pidgeon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Cultivateur

    10%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pidgeon family was Labourer. The most common Pidgeon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Pidgeon's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pidgeon.

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Pidgeon Life Expectancy

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