The name Picklewithay belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Picklewithay originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Picklewithay is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Picklewithay family
The surname Picklewithay 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.
Early History of the Picklewithay family
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Picklewithay Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Picklewithay include Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Picklewithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Picklewithay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Picklewithay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.