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Pilling Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): topographic name from Old English piling ‘dweller by the stake’ or pylling ‘dweller by the stream’. German: habitational name from a place so named near Straubing, Bavaria. Compare Billing. German: patronymic derivative of Pille 1.

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


Similar surnames: Willing, Billing, Gilling, Welling, Wilding, Helling, Delling

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Where is the Pilling family from?

You can see how Pilling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pilling families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 26 Pilling families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Pilling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pilling families in 1911.
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What did your Pilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pilling. 43% of Pilling 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
    43%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Gmery
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Pilling family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Pilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilling 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilling. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pilling. For the veterans among your Pilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pilling in 1952 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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