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Where did the Scottish Pilcher family come from? What is the Scottish Pilcher family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pilcher family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pilcher family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilcher, Pilchert, Pilche, Pylche, Piltch and others.

First found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilcher research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1263 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Pilcher History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Pilcher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilcher Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Pilcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Edward Pilcher, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Steven Pilcher, who came to Maryland in 1684


  • J L Pilcher (1898-1981), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1953-1965)
  • Joshua Pilcher (1790-1843), American fur trader and Indian agent, owner and president of the Missouri Fur Company
  • Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-1899), English inventor and pioneering aviator
  • Sir John Pilcher (1912-1990), British Diplomat, Ambassador to Austria (1965-1957) and Ambassador to Japan (19671972)
  • John Pilcher (1766-1838), English cricketer for Kent who played from 1787 to 1796
  • William S. Pilcher (1803-1858), Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1857 to 1858
  • Rosamunde Pilcher (b. 1924), British author, mother of Robin Pilcher
  • Robin Pilcher (b. 1950), British author, son of Rosamunde Pilcher
  • George Pilcher (1801-1855), English aural surgeon and medical reformer, recipient of the the Fothergillian prize for his treatise On the Structure and Pathology of the Ear in 1838


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  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

The Pilcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pilcher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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