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Pitcher Family History

Pitcher Surname Meaning

English (mainly eastern and southern): from an agent derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’ hence an occupational name for a caulker one who sealed the seams of ships or barrels with pitch. Possibly from German Pitscher from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bītan ‘to endure’ or bittan ‘to wish or ask for’ or from a variant of Pietsch .

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

Similar surnames: Witcher, Picker, Pilcher, Pecher, Plocher, Bither, Hatcher, Letcher

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Where is the Pitcher family from?

You can see how Pitcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitcher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 475 Pitcher families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pitcher's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Pitcher families in 1891.
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What did your Pitcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pitcher. 9% of Pitcher men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Pitcher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitcher were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Pitcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitcher 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitcher. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Pitcher. For the veterans among your Pitcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitcher lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pitcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pitcher in 1945 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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