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Pilot Family History

Pilot Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Pilot, a Middle English pet form of the Old English personal name Pila.

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


Similar surnames: Picot, Pille, Philpot, Pill, Pelot, Polt, Milota, Wilmot, Milos

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Where is the Pilot family from?

You can see how Pilot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilot family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pilot families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 49 Pilot families living in Quebec. This was about 98% of all the recorded Pilot's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Pilot families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pilot surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pilot ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Chasseur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pilot. 45% of Pilot men worked as a Chasseur.

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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

  • Chasseur
    45%
  • Cultivateur
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Pilot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilot 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pilot. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Pilot. For the veterans among your Pilot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilot lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pilot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pilot in 1955 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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