Last name: PICKEN

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All you have to know about the last name PICKEN

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PICKEN : This last name is indexed 16,603 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PICKEN : 1: English and Scottish (of Norman origin): either a nickname from Old French picon ‘woodpecker’ or a patronymic from the Old French personal name Picon apparently a transferred use of Old French picon ‘point pointed object’ as a nickname. Compare Pickett and Pike. The Scottish surname (first recorded in 1615 in Edinburgh) was taken to Ireland where in 1796 it is recorded as Picken in Antrim and Pickens in Cavan. See Pickens.2: German: probably a variant of Pick 1 or 2.

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