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 198 words (14 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
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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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 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.
Migration of the Pickin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: J. Picken who arrived in San Francisco in 1851; John Picken who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848; and William Picken who arrived with his family in North Carolina in 1774..