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Pico Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, Galician: from pico ‘beak’ or ‘(mountain) peak’; perhaps a nickname for someone who had a prominent pointed nose, a topographic name for someone who lived by a peak, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Pico in Galicia, El Pico in Asturies). Catalan (Picó): probably a nickname from Catalan picó ‘having a thick upper lip’. Italian: from pico ‘woodpecker’ or southern dialect picu ‘(pick)axe’.

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

Similar surnames: Pich, Fico, Picon, Pino, Pica, Pick, Rio, Picot, Pio, Pile

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Where is the Pico family from?

You can see how Pico families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pico family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pico families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Pico family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pico's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Pico families in 1840.
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What did your Pico ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pico. 39% of Pico men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Pico women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pico were Cane Cutter and Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Waiter
  • Cane Cutter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
  • Teacher
  • Packer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pico. 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 976 military records available for the last name Pico. For the veterans among your Pico ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pico lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pico life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pico in 1947 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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