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Picker Name Meaning

English: occupational name probably ‘one who works with a pick or pickaxe’ from Middle English piker. English: perhaps sometimes a nickname from Middle English piker ‘thief’. South German: occupational name for someone who used a pick or pickaxe for instance a miner from an agent derivative of Middle High German bicken picken ‘to prick or stab’. Compare Pickar . Dutch: occupational name for a stonemason or for a reaper or mower from Middle Dutch picker pecker. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a big eater or a glutton from Yiddish pikn ‘to eat’ with the noun suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Dicker, Bicker, Pickel, Packer, Wicker, Pickler, Ficker, Bricker

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Where is the Picker family from?

You can see how Picker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Picker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 69 Picker families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Picker's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Picker families in 1891.
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What did your Picker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Picker. 50% of Picker men worked as a Farm Labourer and 78% of Picker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Picker were General Labourer and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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

  • Farm Labourer
    50%
  • Incapacitated
    25%
  • General Labourer
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • House Duties
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Picker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Picker. For the veterans among your Picker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Picker lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Picker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Picker in 1958 was 61, and 85 in 2004.

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