The name Piggerink is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Pickering found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. Piggerink 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 Piggerink family
The surname Piggerink was first found in the North Riding of 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.
Some of the earliest records of the family were Sir James Pickering ( fl. 1383), Speaker of the House of Commons, was son of Sir John Pickering of Killington, Westmorland. The family had been established at Killington since 1260. Thomas Pickering (died 1475) was an early English genealogist and was presumably a native of Pickering, Yorkshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Piggerink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piggerink research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1596, 1592, 1611, 1668, 1613, 1668, 1654, 1618, 1701, 1654, 1592 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Piggerink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Piggerink Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Piggerink has been spelled many different ways, including Puckering, Pickering, Pykering, Pikering and others.
Early Notables of the Piggerink family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Puckering (1544-1596), an English lawyer, politician, Speaker of the English House of Commons, and Lord Keeper from 1592 until his death; Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet
(1611-1668), a regicide, a member of the English Council of State during the Protectorate of... Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piggerink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Piggerink family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Piggerinks to arrive in North America: George Pickering who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; along with John; John Pickering settled in Virginia in 1653; Samuel Pickering settled in Nova Scotia in 1774.