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McPike is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The McPike family lived in Staffordshire. The surname of Peak derives from the Old English word pekke, indicating the top of a mountain or hill, and was a local name distinguishing a person who lived by a prominent peak. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


McPike Early Origins



The surname McPike was first found in Staffordshire where "among the earliest known bearers of the name are Richard del Pech or del Pek (d. 1196), son of Ranulf, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Willielmus Piec, who was in Winchester in 1194." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Another possible progenitor of the family could have been Uluric Pec c. 1095 who was listed in Suffolk, [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
but this is believed to be an isolated case of the surname. William de Peke was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296 and William atte Peke was listed in Devon in 1321. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Isabell del Pek; and Martyn del Pek. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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McPike Spelling Variations


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McPike Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the McPike family name include MacPeake, Peak, Peake and others.

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McPike Early History


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McPike Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McPike research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1284, 1283, 1551, 1619, 1592, 1667 and 1668 are included under the topic Early McPike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McPike Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McPike Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Peake of Achurch; Robert Peake the Elder (c. 1551-1619), an English painter; and Sir Robert Peake ( ca. 1592-1667), English print-seller and Royalist, he was exiled for refusing...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McPike Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McPike In Ireland


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McPike In Ireland



Some of the McPike family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the McPike family to immigrate North America:

McPike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice McPike, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1892

McPike Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob H. McPike, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • John M. McPike, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • John McPike, aged 28, who landed in America from Partick, Scotland, in 1909
  • Bridget McPike, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Dromore, Ireland, in 1911
  • Catherine McPike, aged 22, who settled in America from Drumquin, Ireland, in 1911

McPike Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann McPike, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name McPike (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McPike (post 1700)



  • Henry Guest McPike (1825-1910), American businessman who had McPike Mansion, or Mount Lookout built in 1869 featured on the series Scariest Places on Earth and on Season 1, Episode 7 of Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files; apparently the mansion is haunted by the ghost of a former owner and a former domestic servant
  • Jeremy Scott McPike (b. 1975), American politician, Member of the Virginia Senate (2016-)
  • Erin Kathleen McPike (b. 1983), American communications director, known for her work with CNN, NBC News, National Journal, and RealClearPolitics
  • Milton McPike (1939-2008), American educator and San Francisco 49ers player
  • Joann McPike, New Zealand travel photographer and the founder of Think Global School, an independent high school that travels the world

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  3. ^ 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The McPike Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McPike Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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