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Pike Surname Meaning

English: nickname perhaps for a fisherman whose physique resembled that of a pike. One Londoner so named in 1292 was a fishmonger. English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool perhaps a laborer or military pikeman from Middle English pike ‘pike pickaxe pitchfork’. Compare Pick . English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pic (Old English Pica Old Norse Pík) of uncertain origin but perhaps from one of the words mentioned above. English: nickname from Old French pic ‘woodpecker’ Latin picus. Compare Speake and Speight . English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point (Old English pīc Old Norse pík). Irish: in the south of English origin (see above); in Ulster a variant Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Péice (see McPeake ).7: Americanized form of North German Peik .8: Americanized form of Slovenian Pajek or Pajk: nickname from (an archaic spelling of) pajek ‘spider’. Compare Paik

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


Similar surnames: Pine, Pipe, Duke, Pile, Eike, Piker, Spike, Lile, Ike, Piper

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Where is the Pike family from?

You can see how Pike families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pike family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pike families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,778 Pike families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pike's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Pike families in 1891.
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What did your Pike ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pike. 7% of Pike men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Pike women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pike were Farmer and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Farmer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Pike. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Pike. For the veterans among your Pike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pike lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pike in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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