Pikop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Pikop has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived 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.
Early Origins of the Pikop family
The surname Pikop 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.
Early History of the Pikop family
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Pikop Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Pikop have been found, including Pickup, Pickupp, Pickopp, Pickop, Picup and others.
Early Notables of the Pikop family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pikop family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Pikop, or a variant listed above: James, Joseph and William Pickup, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1853 and 1868.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pikop (post 1700) +
- Ole A. Pikop (b. 1866), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 48th District, 1915-18 
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The Pikop 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.