Pilger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pilger family

The surname Pilger was 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.

Early History of the Pilger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilger research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1263 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Pilger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pilger Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pilger family (pre 1700)

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


United States Pilger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Henrich Pilger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Pilger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Pilger, who landed in North America in 1836 [1]
  • Martin Pilger, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Elisab Pilger, aged 30, who landed in America in 1855 [1]
  • Adam Pilger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]


  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)


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