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Pilcher Surname Origin
A maker of pilches, a kind of great coat or upper garment, in use in the fourteenth century. 'After gret heat cometh cold, No man cast his pylch away.'--Chaucer.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Pilcher Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Pilcher Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch