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Pilch Family History

Pilch Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from Middle English pilch, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches or a nickname for a habitual wearer of these. A pilch (from Late Latin pellicia, a derivative of pellis ‘skin’, ‘hide’) was a kind of coarse leather garment with the hair or fur still on it. Polish: nickname from Old Polish pilch ‘gray squirrel’. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish piltsh ‘felt’ (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Pinch, Pech, Pilcher, Pich, Milch, Pouch, Fitch, Balch, Pill, Milich

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Where is the Pilch family from?

You can see how Pilch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pilch families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Pilch families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Pilch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pilch families in 1911.
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What did your Pilch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Painter was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pilch. 60% of Pilch men worked as a Painter.

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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 1921

  • Painter
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pilch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pilch. For the veterans among your Pilch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pilch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pilch in 1960 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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