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The lineage of the name Pickering begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Pickering found in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Pickering 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.

Pickering Early Origins



The surname Pickering 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pickering Spelling Variations


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Pickering Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pickering has undergone many spelling variations, including Puckering, Pickering, Pykering, Pikering and others.

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Pickering Early History


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Pickering Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickering research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1596, 1592, 1611, 1668, 1668, 1654, 1618, 1701, 1654, 1592 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Pickering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pickering Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickering Early Notables (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 (1611-1668), a regicide, a member of the English Council of State during the Protectorate of...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pickering Notables 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 unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pickering were among those contributors:

Pickering Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Pickering, who arrived in America in 1620
  • George Pickering who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Pickering, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Pickering settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Joan Pickering, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pickering Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pickering, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mary Pickering, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1864
  • William H Pickering, aged 22, landed in New York in 1864
  • Thomas Pickering, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Pickering Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Pickering settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1704
  • Samuel Pickering, aged 23, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Samuel Pickering settled in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mr. William Pickering U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pickering Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pickering settled in Catalina, Newfoundland in 1836

Pickering Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Pickering arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • Mary Ann Pickering arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • Ed. Pickering arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849
  • John Pickering arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • Dennis Pickering, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pickering Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Pickering arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Charlotte Pickering arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Elizabeth Pickering arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Thomas Pickering arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • John Pickering arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickering (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickering (post 1700)



  • Norman C. Pickering (1916-2015), American engineer, musical instrument designer, inventor, co-founder of the Audio Engineering Society
  • Brigadier-General James Arthur Pickering (1891-1983), American Commanding Officer Artillery, 8th Division (1942-1945)
  • Thomas Reeve Pickering (b. 1931), American Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992
  • Edward Charles Pickering (1846-1919), American astronomer and physicist
  • Ernest Arthur Rex Pickering (1936-2016), New Zealand rugby union player
  • William Hayward Pickering (1910-2004), New Zealand born rocket scientist and former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Percival Spencer Umfreville Pickering (1858-1920), British chemist and horticulturist
  • Karen Pickering MBE (b. 1971), British former freestyle swimmer and 4-time World Champion
  • Sir Adrienne Pickering (b. 1981), Australian actress

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Pickering Historic Events


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Pickering Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William E.  Pickering (1863-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Margaret  Pickering, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Viola  Pickering (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Alice  Pickering (1868-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. R. L.  Pickering (1885-1917), English 2nd Officer aboard the SS Curaca from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harry Pickering (b. 1914), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Pickering Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickering 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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