Last name origins & meanings:
- English (chiefly eastern and southern): from an agent
derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’, hence an
occupational name for a caulker, one who sealed the seams of ships or
barrels with pitch.
- English: variant of Pickard 2.
- Possibly from German Pitscher, from the short form of a
personal name formed with Old High German bītan ‘to endure’,
or bittan ‘to wish or ask for’.
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