Pike Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element. English: metonymic occupational name for a pike fisherman or nickname for a predatory individual, from Middle English pike. English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool for breaking up the earth, Middle English pike. Compare Pick. English: metonymic occupational name for a medieval foot soldier who used a pike, a weapon consisting of a sharp pointed metal end on a long pole, Middle English pic (Old French pique, of Germanic origin). English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from a transferred sense of one of the above. English: from a Germanic personal name (derived from the root ‘sharp’, ‘pointed’), found in Middle English and Old French as Pic. English: nickname from Old French pic ‘woodpecker’, Latin picus. Compare Pye and Speight. Irish: in the south, of English origin; in Ulster a variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Péice (see McPeake). Americanized spelling of German Peik, from Middle Low German pek ‘sharp, pointed tool or weapon’. Compare 4 above or from a Germanic personal name (see 6 above).

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


Similar surnames: Pine, Pipe, Duke, Pile, Eike, Piker, Spike, Lile, Ike, Piper

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Pike Family Origin

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Pike Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pike. A less common occupation for the Pike family was Carpenter. The most common Pike occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Pike's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Pike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pike in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pike

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