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Pilger Family History

Pilger Name Meaning

English: variant of Pilcher . German: variant of Pilgrim shortened from Middle High German pilgerīm.

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


Similar surnames: Piller, Gilger, Pinger, Hiller, Puller, Bilger, Hilger, Paler

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Where is the Pilger family from?

You can see how Pilger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilger family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pilger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Pilger families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Pilger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pilger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pilger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pilger. 74% of Pilger men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    74%
  • Student
    14%
  • Labourer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilger 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 978 immigration records available for the last name Pilger. 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 Pilger. For the veterans among your Pilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Pilger in 1940 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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