Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Pickren surname lived in the parish of Pickering found in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Pickren 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.
Early Origins of the Pickren family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pickren family
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Pickren Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pickren are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pickren include: Puckering, Pickering, Pykering, Pikering and others.
Early Notables of the Pickren family (pre 1700)
Baronet (1611-1668), a regicide, a member of the English Council of State during the Protectorate of...
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Migration of the Pickren family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pickren or a variant listed above:
Pickren Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickren (post 1700)
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