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Pillow Early Origins



The surname Pillow was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from a tenant of lands in Lincolnshire who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The name was firstly noble house of Pilotte of Chantrans in Bourgoyne.

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Pillow Spelling Variations


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Pillow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pillett, Piller, Pillet, Pillay, Pillette, Pillot, Pillow, Pilotte, Pilley and many more.

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Pillow Early History


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Pillow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pillow research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1510, 1550, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Pillow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pillow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pillow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pillow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Pillow, who arrived in Virginia in 1713

Pillow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hy Pillow, who landed in New York in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillow (post 1700)



  • Theodore Eugene Pillow (b. 1951), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • Raymond Homer Pillow (1853-1913), American Republican politician, Physician; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Ernest Pillow, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1885-89; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1895-97
  • David Pillow, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 94th District, 2006

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Pillow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pillow 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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