The history of the Picerine family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the parish of Pickering found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. Picerine is a habitation
name that was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a parish. It was originally derived from the Old English word Picora
which referred to those individuals who lived at the edge of a hill.
Early Origins of the Picerine family
The surname Picerine was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
at Pickering, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in Pickering lythe. "The origin of this place is said to be very remote, being dated by tradition 270 years before the commencement of the Christian era, and ascribed to Peridurus, a British king, who was interred here, on the brow of a hill called Rawcliff. According to local
tradition, also, its name is derived from the circumstance of a ring having been lost by the founder whilst washing in the river Costa, and subsequently found in the belly of a pike." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Picerine family
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Picerine Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Picerine include Puckering, Pickering, Pykering, Pikering and others.
Early Notables of the Picerine family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Puckering (1544-1596), An English lawyer, politician, Speaker of the English House of Commons, and Lord Keeper from 1592 until his death; Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
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Migration of the Picerine family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Picerine or a variant listed above: George Pickering who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; along with John; John Pickering settled in Virginia in 1653; Samuel Pickering settled in Nova Scotia in 1774.