Pilkington Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Pilkington Name Meaning: Habitational from the Parish of Prestwich in Lancashire.Old English 'Pilecingtun'. 'Pileca' with 'ing' indicates 'people'+ tun 'settlement'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and recorded as 'Pilkington' in 1246. Inherited as a locational surname for \"the settlement of Pileca's people\".

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Pilkington Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Pilkington family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 94
Weaver 72
Labourer 55
Independent 51
Farmer 51
Female Servant 35
Agricultural Labourer 32
Power Loom Weaver 19
Ag Lab 13
Calico Printer 12
Cotton Piecer 12
Stone Mason 12
Carter 11
Coal Miner 11
Cotton Spinner 11
Dyer 11
Shoe Maker 11
Tearer 11
Engineer 10
Mechanic 8
Bleacher 7
Collier 7
Dress Maker 7
Independant 7
Lab 7

Pilkington Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Pilkington 100% 33,829
2 Pelkington 90% 398

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