Pilling Family History

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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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Pilling Family Origin

Where is the Pilling family from?

Pilling Family Occupations

What did your Pilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Boss Spinner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pilling. A less common occupation for the Pilling family was Machinest. The most common Pilling occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Pilling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Boss Spinner

  • Laborer

  • Machinest


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pilling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pilling Historical Records

What Pilling family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pilling Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pilling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pilling 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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