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Picken Early Origins



The surname Picken was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. The name is generally understood to be an occupational name for someone who used a pick or made picks for use in the many agricultural areas of this county and adjacent ones. The name was originally derived from the Middle English work "pik." However, the name could also have been derived from the Norman French personal name "Picon." Further south in England, the name could also have been a local name, derived from locals like Langdale Pikes.

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Picken Spelling Variations


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Picken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pick, Picke, Pickin, Picken, Pickins, Pickens, Pickon, Pickons, Pike and many more.

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Picken Early History


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Picken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picken research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1590, 1621, 1624, 1769, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Picken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Picken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Picken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Picken In Ireland


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Picken In Ireland



Some of the Picken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Picken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Picken who arrived with his family in North Carolina in 1774
  • William Picken, aged 32, landed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774

Picken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Picken who arrived in San Francisco in 1851

Picken Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Picken who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • John Picken, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • Margaret Picken, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848

Picken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Picken, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Robert Picken, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Picken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Picken (post 1700)



  • Mary Brooks Picken (1886-1981), American author of 96 books on needlework, sewing, and textile arts
  • Stuart D. B. Picken, Scottish philosopher, academic and cleric, professor of philosophy at International Christian University in Tokyo from 1972-1997
  • James Thomson "J.T." Picken, Scottish-born, Australian businessman, founder of J.T. Picken Ltd Printers which later became Containers Ltd
  • John Barclay "Jack" Picken (1880-1952), Scottish footballer
  • Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken (1909-2007), English ethnomusicologist and scientist
  • Marcus Picken (b. 1979), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1998 to 2003
  • Billy Picken (b. 1956), former Australian Australian rules footballer who played from 1974 to 1985, AFL Mark of the Year in 1974 and 1976
  • Allan Picken (b. 1981), Australian footballer from New South Wales, Sydney
  • Philip James "Phil" Picken (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Liam Picken (b. 1986), Australian rules footballer

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Picken Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Picken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picken 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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