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The Anglo-Saxon name Pickersgill comes from the family having resided in the region of Pickersgill Lane which was a common location for thieves and pickpockets.

Pickersgill Early Origins



The surname Pickersgill was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pickersgill Spelling Variations


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Pickersgill Spelling Variations



Pickersgill has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Pickersgill, Pikersgill and others.

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Pickersgill Early History


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Pickersgill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickersgill research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pickersgill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pickersgill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickersgill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pickersgill 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pickersgills to arrive on North American shores:

Pickersgill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pickersgill, who came to Maryland in 1726

Pickersgill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Pickersgill, who came to Ohio in 1842
  • John Pickersgill, who landed in New York in 1845
  • Charles Frederick Pickersgill, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Hannah Louisa Pickersgill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Charles Frederick Pickersgill, who came to New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pickersgill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Pickersgill, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickersgill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickersgill (post 1700)



  • Mary Young Pickersgill (1776-1857), the American flagmaker of the Star Spangled Banner
  • Frederick Richard Pickersgill (1820-1900), English painter and book illustrator
  • Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875), English painter specialising in portraits
  • Steve Pickersgill (b. 1985), English rugby league player
  • Edward Hare Pickersgill (1850-1911), English Liberal Party politician
  • Richard Pickersgill, Professor of Professor of Structural Biology at Queen Mary, University of London (1999- )
  • Jeanette Pickersgill (d. 1885), the first person to be officially cremated in the United Kingdom
  • William Pickersgill (1861-1928), British Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Caledonian Railway
  • John Whitney Pickersgill (1905-1997), Canadian civil servant and politician
  • Frank Herbert Dedrick Pickersgill (1915-1944), Canadian military intelligence agent, war hero in World War II, executed by the Nazis

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quae Recta Sequor
Motto Translation: I follow the things which are right.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. 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).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pickersgill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickersgill 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 21 November 2015 at 11:34.

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