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Origin and Meaning of Pilchard

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pil"chard
A small European food fish (Clupea pilchardus) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England.

Etymology: Cf. It. pilseir, W. pilcod minnows

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  1. Small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
  2. Small fatty fish usually canned


  1. Any of various small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pilchard

Thomas was born in 1557. He passed away in 1587.


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Popularity of Pilchard as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pilchard U.S.
  White 93.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pilchard

People with the last name Pilchard are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pilchard

  • How Popular is the name Pilchard? As a last name Pilchard was the 120,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Pilchard? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Pilchard was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Pilchard: Your name in reverse order is Drahclip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hlpdcrai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pilchard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 143 people with the last name Pilchard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pilchard? Pilchard is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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