Pickin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pickin family

The surname Pickin 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.

Early History of the Pickin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickin research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1590, 1621, 1624, 1769, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Pickin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pickin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pickin family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Pickin family to Ireland

Some of the Pickin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Pickin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pickin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Pickin, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" in 19th June 1822, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia


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