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Pike Family History

Pike Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.English: metonymic occupational name for a pike fisherman or nickname for a predatory individual, from Middle English pike.English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool for breaking up the earth, Middle English pike. Compare Pick.English: metonymic occupational name for a medieval foot soldier who used a pike, a weapon consisting of a sharp pointed metal end on a long pole, Middle English pic (Old French pique, of Germanic origin).English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from a transferred sense of one of the above.English: from a Germanic personal name (derived from the root ‘sharp’, ‘pointed’), found in Middle English and Old French as Pic.English: nickname from Old French pic ‘woodpecker’, Latin picus. Compare Pye and Speight.Irish: in the south, of English origin; in Ulster a variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Péice (see McPeake).Americanized spelling of German Peik, from Middle Low German pek ‘sharp, pointed tool or weapon’. Compare 4 above or from a Germanic personal name (see 6 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Pike Families

  • Number of Pike families
     230 - 457
     77 - 229
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pike families
     890 - 1,778
     297 - 889
     1 - 296
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pike families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pike Family Origin

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Pike Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pike

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Pike Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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