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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Anglo-Saxon name Pike comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who made or worked with a pickaxe as a agricultural or excavating tool. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Pike Early Origins



The surname Pike was first found in Devon 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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Pike Spelling Variations


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Pike 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 Pike include Pike, Pyke and others.

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Pike Early History


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Pike Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pike research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1706, 1635, 1692 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Pike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pike Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pike Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pike Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pike In Ireland


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Pike In Ireland



Some of the Pike family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Pike or a variant listed above:

Pike Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy, John, and Robert Pike who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Robert Pike, who landed in New England in 1635
  • Ann Pike, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Joseph Pike, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Humphrey Pike, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pike Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Pike, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Benjamin Pike, aged 38, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Pike, aged 16, landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1831
  • Henry Walker Pike, who landed in Mississippi in 1852
  • Charles, Henry, John, and William Pike all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pike Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Pike, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. Joshua Pike U.E. who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pike Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Pike, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Pike, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Mary Pike, aged 23, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Richard Pike, aged 25, a baker, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • George Pike arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pike Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Janet Pike, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • William Pike, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Pike, aged 31, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Lucy Pike, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Mary Elizabeth Pike, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pike (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pike (post 1700)



  • David Samuel Pike (1938-2015), American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, known for his work with Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, Nick Brignola, Paul Bley and Kenny Clarke
  • Jay Scott Pike (1924-2015), American comic book artist and commercial illustrator, known for his work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, creator of the DC character Dolphin
  • Lieutenant Colonel Emory Jenison Pike (1876-1918), United States Army officer during World War I, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Sumner Tucker Pike (1891-1976), American administrator, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (1950)
  • Kenneth Lee Pike (b. 1912), American ling Uist, founder of tagmemics
  • Albert Pike (1809-1891), American Freemasonry reformer
  • Rosamund Pike (b. 1979), English Academy Award nominated actress known for her role as the villainous Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day and her starring role in Gone Girl (2014)
  • Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813), US army officer and explorer, eponym of Pike's Peak
  • Sir Thomas Pike (1906-1983), Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Chief of Air Staff (1960-1963)

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Pike Historic Events


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Pike Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John William Pike (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Pike (b. 1920), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from Westbury, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Pike


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Suggested Readings for the name Pike



  • Some Descendants of James Pike of Charlestown and Reading, Massachusetts by Ruth G. Pike.

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Pike Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Pike Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pike 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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