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Pickle Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from a minor locality in Thornton (Bradford Yorkshire) called in Middle English Pykedlee or Pighkeleys and composed of piked ‘pointed having a narrow corner’ and either ley(s) (Old English lēah) ‘clearing(s)’ or leys (Old English lǣs) ‘pasture meadowland’. Altered form of German Pickel .

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


Similar surnames: Tickle, Mickle, Pickler, Finkle, Buckle, Pick, Huckle, Pille, Pile

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Where is the Pickle family from?

You can see how Pickle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pickle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pickle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Pickle families living in Tennessee. This was about 17% of all the recorded Pickle's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Pickle families in 1840.
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What did your Pickle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pickle. 28% of Pickle men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Pickle women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pickle were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pickle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pickle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 775 immigration records available for the last name Pickle. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pickle. For the veterans among your Pickle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pickle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pickle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Pickle in 1942 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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