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The ancient history of the Pickup name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Pickup or Pickup Bank in Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Pic-copp which referred to those individuals who lived on a hill with a sharp peak.

Pickup Early Origins



The surname Pickup was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Pickup Spelling Variations


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Pickup Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Pickup include Pickup, Pickupp, Pickopp, Pickop, Picup and others.

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Pickup Early History


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Pickup Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickup research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pickup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pickup Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickup Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pickup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pickup or a variant listed above:

Pickup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, Joseph and William Pickup, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1853 and 1868

Pickup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter J. Pickup, aged 34, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Cubadist" from Tuxpam, Mexico [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-L46 : 6 December 2014), Walter J. Pickup, 22 Jan 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Cubadist, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Herbert Pickup, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-34S : 6 December 2014), Herbert Pickup, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Walter J. Pickup, aged 24, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cubadist" from Tuxpam, Mexico [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-Z6R : 6 December 2014), Walter J. Pickup, 15 Feb 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cubadist, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Alfred Pickup, aged 22, originally from Blackburn, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-WMV : 6 December 2014), John Alfred Pickup, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maggie Pickup, aged 24, originally from Blackburn, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-WMK : 6 December 2014), Maggie Pickup, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pickup Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Pickup, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Mary Pickup, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickup (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickup (post 1700)



  • Ernest Alexander Pickup (1887-1970), American printmaker
  • Clarence William Pickup (1897-1974), American outfielder in Major League Baseball
  • Samuel Walter Willet Pickup (1859-1935), Canadian farmer, merchant, shipbuilder, shipowner, and politician
  • Rachel Pickup (b. 1973), British theatre, television and film actress
  • Timothy Alexander Pickup (b. 1948), Australian Rugby League player
  • Ronald Pickup, British Actor

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Pickup Historic Events


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Pickup Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. George William  Pickup (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Candide et constanter
Motto Translation: Candid and steady.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-L46 : 6 December 2014), Walter J. Pickup, 22 Jan 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Cubadist, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-34S : 6 December 2014), Herbert Pickup, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QJ-Z6R : 6 December 2014), Walter J. Pickup, 15 Feb 1919; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cubadist, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-WMV : 6 December 2014), John Alfred Pickup, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-WMK : 6 December 2014), Maggie Pickup, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Pickup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickup Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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