Early Origins of the Pickvance family
The surname Pickvance was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Pickvance family
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Pickvance Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pickavance, Pickavent, Pickvance, Pickance, Prikavance, Pickas, Pickus, Pickavan and many more.
Early Notables of the Pickvance family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pickvance family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickvance (post 1700)
- Chris Pickvance, Professor of Urban Studies at Kent University, England
- David Pickvance, composer