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Pilotte Surname Meaning

French: variant of Pilote (and in North America an altered form of this) most likely an occupational name for a boat's pilot Old French pilote or perhaps a habitational name from Pilote the name of a few places in the southwestern part of France. Both forms of the surname are very rare in France. Compare Pelotte .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pilotti, Bilotta, Platte, Porte, Pelotte, Malette, Pichette, Motte

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Where is the Pilotte family from?

You can see how Pilotte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pilotte family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pilotte families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 124 Pilotte families living in Quebec. This was about 95% of all the recorded Pilotte's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Pilotte families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pilotte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pilotte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pilotte. 22% of Pilotte men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Pilotte women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pilotte were Foreman and House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Paper Maker
    13%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • House Work
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Pilotte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pilotte 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 251 immigration records available for the last name Pilotte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 623 military records available for the last name Pilotte. For the veterans among your Pilotte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pilotte lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pilotte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pilotte in 1960 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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