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Pickens Early Origins



The surname Pickens 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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Pickens Spelling Variations


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Pickens 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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Pickens Early History


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Pickens Early History



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

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Pickens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pickens In Ireland


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Pickens In Ireland



Some of the Pickens 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:

Pickens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pickens, who arrived in New England in 1732
  • John Pickens, who landed in Virginia in 1740

Pickens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pickens, aged 55, who landed in America from London, in 1893
  • Mrs. Pickens, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Dora Pickens, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Pickens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. J. W. Pickens, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • J. W. Pickens, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Jessie Pickens, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Charles H. Pickens, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Elizabeth Pickens, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickens (post 1700)



  • Thomas Boone "T." Pickens Jr. (b. 1928), American businessman and philanthropist, ranked by Forbes as the 117th-richest person in America
  • Slim Pickens (1919-1983), stage name of Louis Burton Lindley, Jr., American actor and cowboy best remembered for his comic roles, notably in Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles
  • William Pickens (1881-1954), African-American orator, educator, journalist, and essayist, probably best remembered for The Heir of Slaves (1910) and Bursting Bonds (1923)
  • James Pickens Jr. (b. 1954), American actor, best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy
  • Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869), American politician, 69th Governor of South Carolina (1860-1862)
  • Andrew Pickens (1739-1817), American revolutionary soldier and US Congressman, South Carolina, eponym of Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida
  • Jean Paul "J.P." Pickens (1937-1973), American musician, poet and artist
  • Carl McNally Pickens (b. 1970), former American football wide receiver in the NFL
  • Andrew Pickens (1779-1838), American military and political leader who served as the 46th Governor of South Carolina

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Suggested Readings for the name Pickens


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Suggested Readings for the name Pickens



  • The John Pickens Family by Nellie Pickens Anderson.
  • Thomas Boone Pickens, 1928- by Lois K. Nix.

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Pickens Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Pickens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickens 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2016 at 07:31.

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