Pillard Family History

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Pillard Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Pillard is a French surname, from a derivative of Old French pilleur ‘plunderer’; however, the distribution of the name in the U.S. does not comply with the normal pattern for names of French origin. It could perhaps be an altered form of English Pollard.

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

Similar surnames: Gillard, Pollard, Pillar, Hillard, Billard, Millard, Allard, Willard

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Pillard Family Origin

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Pillard Family Occupations

What did your Pillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Church Sexton and County Auditer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pillard. The most common Pillard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pillard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pillard family was Dealer In Feathers.

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  • Farmer

  • Church Sexton

  • County Auditer

  • Dealer In Feathers


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Pillard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pillard 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Pillard. 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 Card

There are 421 military records available for the last name Pillard. For the veterans among your Pillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pillard Life Expectancy

What is the average Pillard lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pillard in 1964 was 79, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pillard 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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