Pick Family History
Pick Name 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