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Pidgeon is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Pidgeon family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Pidgeon comes from the ancient and forgotten given name Prujean.

Pidgeon Early Origins



The surname Pidgeon was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pidgeon Spelling Variations


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Pidgeon Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pidgeon were recorded, including Pigeon, Pidgeon and others.

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Pidgeon Early History


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Pidgeon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pidgeon research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pidgeon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pidgeon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pidgeon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pidgeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Pidgeon arrived in North America very early:

Pidgeon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Pidgeon, who landed in New England in 1718 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John and Mary Pidgeon, who settled in Virginia in 1728
  • Henry Pidgeon, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pidgeon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter and John Pidgeon, who settled in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Michael Pidgeon, who arrived in Mississippi in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. Francis Pidgeon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pidgeon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Pidgeon, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pidgeon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pidgeon (post 1700)



  • Harry Pidgeon (1869-1954), American sailor, was the second solo person to circumnavigate the world
  • Jose E. Pidgeon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1920 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William John Gilmour Pidgeon (1947-2016), British journalist, author, music historian
  • Walter Davis Pidgeon (1897-1984), Canadian actor, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his many movie roles
  • Rebecca Pidgeon (b. 1965), Scottish actress, singer and songwriter, and the wife of playwright David Mamet
  • The Very Reverend George C. Pidgeon (1872-1971), Canadian minister
  • Emily Pidgeon (b. 1989), English athlete
  • William Edwin Wep Pidgeon (b. 1909), Australian cartoonist

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pidgeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pidgeon 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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