The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Pykering come from when the family resided in the parish of Pickering found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. Pykering 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 Pykering family
The surname Pykering 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.
Early History of the Pykering family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pykering research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1596, 1592, 1611, 1668, 1668, 1654, 1618, 1701, 1654, 1592 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Pykering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pykering Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pykering has been recorded under many different variations, including Puckering, Pickering, Pykering, Pikering and others.
Early Notables of the Pykering 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 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pykering Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pykering family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pykering or a variant listed above: 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.