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The Pillsbury name is a habitational name derived from Spelsbury, from the Old English byname Speol which means "watchful" and the Old English word "burh" which means "town" or "fortress."

Pillsbury Early Origins



The surname Pillsbury was first found in Oxfordshire at Spelsbury, a village and civil parish in the union of Chipping-Norton, hundred of Chadlington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Spelsbury, held by Urso from the Bishop of Winchester, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. William de Spellesbury was listed in Eynsham in 1180 and Phillip de Spillesbury was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Pillsbury Spelling Variations


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Pillsbury Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spilsbury, Spelsbury, Pilsbury, Pelsbury and others.

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Pillsbury Early History


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Pillsbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pillsbury research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1621, 1633, 1801, 1593, 1668 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Pillsbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pillsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pillsbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pillsbury 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:

Pillsbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pillsbury, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1641

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillsbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillsbury (post 1700)



  • Parker Pillsbury (1809-1898), American minister and advocate for abolition and women's rights
  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872-1906), American chess-master who by the age of 22 had won the strongest tournaments of the time
  • Brigadier-General Henry Church Pillsbury (1881-1955), American Commanding Officer Thayer General Hospital, Nasville (1943-1945)
  • Walter Bowers Pillsbury (1872-1960), American psychologist, 19th President of the American Psychological Association (1910-1911)
  • John Sargent Pillsbury (1827-1901), American politician, 8th Governor of Minnesota from 1876 to 1882, co-founder of the Pillsbury Company with his nephew Charles Alfred Pillsbury in 1872
  • Charles Alfred Pillsbury (1842-1899), American co-founder of C.A. Pillsbury and Company with his uncle John Sargent Pillsbury in 1872
  • Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1870-1946), American photographer, best known for landscapes of Yosemite National Park and his photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
  • Charles A. Pillsbury, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 2002
  • Charles A. Pillsbury, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1896
  • C. A. Pillsbury, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 26th District, 1878-79
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. 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.
  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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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