Pillow Family History

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Pillow Name Meaning

English: variant of Pedley 1.

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

Similar surnames: Pellow, Dillow, Billow, Piller, Gillow, Willows, Mellow, Bellow

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Pillow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pillow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pillow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Pillow Family Origin

Where is the Pillow family from?

Pillow Family Occupations

What did your Pillow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pillow occupation in Canada was Servant. 25% of Pillow's were Servants. A less common occupation for the Pillow family was Manufacturer. Servant, Brush Maker and Cop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pillow.

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  • Servant

  • Brush Maker

  • Cop

  • Manufacturer


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

Pillow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Pillow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pillow 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Pillow. 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 Pillow. For the veterans among your Pillow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pillow Life Expectancy

What is the average Pillow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pillow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pillow in 1945 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pillow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pillow 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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