Picker Family History
Picker Name Meaning
English: occupational name probably ‘one who works with a pick or pickaxe’ from Middle English piker. English: perhaps sometimes a nickname from Middle English piker ‘thief’. South German: occupational name for someone who used a pick or pickaxe for instance a miner from an agent derivative of Middle High German bicken picken ‘to prick or stab’. Compare Pickar . Dutch: occupational name for a stonemason or for a reaper or mower from Middle Dutch picker pecker. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a big eater or a glutton from Yiddish pikn ‘to eat’ with the noun suffix -er.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022