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Pick Surname Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands) Dutch and South German: from Middle English pi(c)k Middle Dutch picke Middle High German bicke ‘pick pickaxe’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or used them as an agricultural or excavating tool. North German: metonymic occupational name for a pitch-burner from Middle Low German pek pik ‘pitch’. English: possibly from Middle English pike ‘pike’ (the fish) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish or as a descriptive nickname for someone thought to resemple a pike in some way. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bick, Peck, Puck, Dick, Pack, Mick, Beck, Pink, Wick, Rock

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Where is the Pick family from?

You can see how Pick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 404 Pick families living in Leicestershire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Pick's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Pick families in 1891.
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What did your Pick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pick. 16% of Pick men worked as a Farmer and 69% of Pick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pick were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Pick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Pick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Pick. For the veterans among your Pick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pick lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pick in 1955 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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