I'm a Pilkington and am from Texas. I've lived in Houston and Dallas. One night in Dallas I recieved a phone call from someone looking for a Pilkington who was the owner of an antique furniture business in Dallas, Texas, in the 1950s. I don't think that was my family, however. The Pilkingtons I am related are all from Utah.
There are a great many Pilkingtons in Utah. William Pilkington joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the 1850s and emigrated from Lancashire, England to Cache Valley, Utah. His son, also William Pilkington, was a polygamist and had three wives. As a result, there are a great many Pilkingtons in Utah today. I come from that line.