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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pilkington

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Pilkington

Pilkington was born on October 11th, 1887 in Grampound. Pilkington is also known as d’Orville and Charles. He breathed his last breath on September 20th, 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pilkington

Karl Pilkington is a television presenter, comedian, author, radio producer, actor, voice acting, and voice actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Karl was born on September 23rd, 1972 in Manchester, England.


Anthony Pilkington is a soccer player for the Cardiff City F.C., Preston North End F.C., Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Blackburn Rovers F.C. Reserves, Atherton Collieries A.F.C., Stockport County F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Norwich City F.C., and Republic of Ireland national under-21 foot. Anthony was born on June 6th, 1988 in Blackburn, England. Anthony is also known as Pilkington and Anthony Neil James.


Lorraine Pilkington is an actor and actress. Lorraine was born on April 18th, 1974 in Dublin.


Kevin Pilkington is a soccer player for the Notts County F.C., Harrowby United F.C., Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester United F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Rotherham United F.C., Celtic F.C., Port Vale F.C., Aberystwyth Town F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Mansfield Town F.C., and Luton Town. Kevin was born on March 8th, 1974 in Hitchin, England.


George was born on October 7th, 1848. He breathed his last breath on January 28th, 1916.


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Popularity of Pilkington as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pilkington U.S.
  White 94.23% 64.26%
  African American 1.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pilkington

People with the last name Pilkington are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pilkington

  • How Popular is the name Pilkington? As a last name Pilkington was the 7,660th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Pilkington? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Pilkington was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Pilkington: Your name in reverse order is Notgniklip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gnopkitinl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pilkington? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,336 people with the last name Pilkington.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pilkington? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Pilkington as their last name.

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