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Picker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who used a pick, from Middle English pi(c)k ‘pick’ (see Pick) + the agent suffix -er. English: occupational name for someone who caught or sold pike, from Middle English pike ‘pike’ + the agent suffix -er. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a pointed hill (see Pike 1), the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. German: occupational name for someone who used a pick or pickaxe, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bicken ‘to prick or stab’. 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Picker Family Origin

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Picker Family Occupations

What did your Picker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Picker family was Keeping House. The most common Picker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Picker's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Picker.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Picker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Picker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Picker. 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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Draft Card

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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Picker Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Picker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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