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Picking Name Meaning

English: possibly from Middle English Old French personal name Pic (see Pike 6) + the diminutive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Picken, Hocking, Pickering, Pilling, Lucking, Bicking, Hickling

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Picking Family Origin

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Picking Family Occupations

What did your Picking ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Picking family was Hardware Merchant. The most common Picking occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Picking's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Picking.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Hardware Merchant


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

Picking Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Picking. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picking 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 676 immigration records available for the last name Picking. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Picking. For the veterans among your Picking ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Picking Life Expectancy

What is the average Picking lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Picking life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Picking in 1959 was 78, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Picking

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Picking 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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