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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?

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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.


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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.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilcher Settlers in 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

Pilcher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • George Pilcher, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Stephen Pilcher, aged 44, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Susan Pilcher, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Stephen Pilcher, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • John Pilcher, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840


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  • Joshua Pilcher (1790-1843), American fur trader and Indian agent, owner and president of the Missouri Fur Company
  • William Stanton Pilcher (1803-1858), American politician, Candidate for Kentucky State Attorney General, 1844; Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1857-58
  • W. W. Pilcher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1908
  • T. C. Pilcher, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1916-17
  • Joshua Pilcher (1790-1843), American politician, U.S. Consul in Chihuahua, 1825-27
  • John Leonard Pilcher (1898-1981), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1940-44; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1953-65
  • James B. Pilcher, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Hankow, 1932
  • James Pilcher, American politician, U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, 1958-59
  • E. G. Pilcher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936
  • Crawford Long Pilcher, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Warren County, 1937-42; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950

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  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 11:46.

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