Pickett Family History

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Pickett Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Picot, Pigot, a pet form of Pic (see Pike 6). In Middle English, the form Piket (Old French Picquet) was also common.

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

Similar surnames: Duckett, Wickett, Hackett, Puckett, Hockett, Beckett, Picken, Picker

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Pickett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pickett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pickett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Pickett Family Origin

Where is the Pickett family from?

Pickett Family Occupations

What did your Pickett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pickett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Pickett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pickett. A less common occupation for the Pickett family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pickett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pickett Historical Records

What Pickett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Pickett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pickett 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Pickett. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Pickett. For the veterans among your Pickett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pickett Life Expectancy

What is the average Pickett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pickett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pickett in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pickett 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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