The origins of the Pickstone surname are uncertain, but may come from an Old English personal name
"Picstan," derived from the Old English terms "pi-c," meaning "point," and "stan," meaning "stone."
Early Origins of the Pickstone family
The surname Pickstone was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1209 where Richard Pixton held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pickstone family
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Pickstone Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pickston, Pikstan, Pixton, Pickstone, Pixtone, Pykston, Peckstone, Pexton, Pixstan and many more.
Early Notables of the Pickstone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pickstone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Pickstock, who settled in America in 1757; Robert Pixton, who settled in Utah in 1848; Charlotte Pixton, age 8, who came to Utah in 1848; William James Pickston, who came to Philadelphia in 1863.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickstone (post 1700)
- John Pickstone (1944-2014), British historian of science and the Wellcome Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, in the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Manchester