Last name: PIKE

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PIKE : This last name is indexed 171,132 times on Geneanet!

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PIKE : 1: English: nickname perhaps for a fisherman whose physique resembled that of a pike. One Londoner so named in 1292 was a fishmonger.2: English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool perhaps a laborer or military pikeman from Middle English pike ‘pike pickaxe pitchfork’. Compare Pick.3: English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pic (Old English Pica Old Norse Pík) of uncertain origin but perhaps from one of the words mentioned above.4: English: nickname from Old French pic ‘woodpecker’ Latin picus. Compare Speake and Speight.5: English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point (Old English pīc Old Norse pík).6: Irish: in the south of English origin (see above); in Ulster a variant Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Péice (see McPeake).7: Americanized form of North German Peik.8: Americanized form of Slovenian Pajek or Pajk: nickname from (an archaic spelling of) pajek ‘spider’. Compare Paik 4.

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