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Picken Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin): either a nickname from Old French picon ‘woodpecker’ or a patronymic from the Old French personal name Picon apparently a transferred use of Old French picon ‘point pointed object’ as a nickname. Compare Pickett and Pike . The Scottish surname (first recorded in 1615 in Edinburgh) was taken to Ireland where in 1796 it is recorded as Picken in Antrim and Pickens in Cavan. See Pickens . German: probably a variant of Pick 1 or

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


Similar surnames: Dicken, Picker, Hicken, Ficken, Pickett, Ricken, Pick, Lucken

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Where is the Picken family from?

You can see how Picken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Picken families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Picken families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Picken's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Picken families in 1840.
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What did your Picken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Picken. 32% of Picken men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Picken women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Picken were Operator and Housekeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Owner
    7%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Picken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Picken lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Picken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Picken in 1955 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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