Last name origins & meanings:
- English (mainly East Midlands), Dutch, and German: from Middle
English pi(c)k, Middle Dutch picke, Middle High German
bicke ‘pick’, ‘pickaxe’, hence a metonymic occupational name
for someone who made pickaxes or used them as an agricultural or
- North German: metonymic occupational name for a
pitch-burner, from Low German pick ‘pitch’.
- English: possibly from Middle English pike ‘pike’ (the fish), applied as
a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish,
or as a descriptive nickname for someone thought to resemple a pike in
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): unexplained.
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