Picken Family History

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Picken Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from a diminutive of Pick. English and Scottish: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Picon, Pi(c)quin, a pet form of Pic. The Scottish surname has been established in County Cavan, Ireland, since the 17th century. German: probably a variant of Pick 1 or 2.

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

Similar surnames: Dicken, Picker, Hicken, Ficken, Pickett, Ricken, Pick, Lucken

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Picken Family Origin

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Picken Family Occupations

What did your Picken ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Picken. A less common occupation for the Picken family was Labourer. The most common Picken occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Picken's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Picken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Picken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picken 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Picken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Picken. For the veterans among your Picken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Picken Life Expectancy

What is the average Picken lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Picken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Picken in 1955 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Picken 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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