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Piker Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Peiker ‘drummer’. English: variant of Picker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pike, Piper, Picker, Eiker, Kiker, Riser, Pier, Pifer, Gier, Spilker

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Where is the Piker family from?

You can see how Piker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Piker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Piker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Piker families living in British Columbia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Piker's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Piker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Piker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Piker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Piker. 22% of Piker men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Piker women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Piker were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Piker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Piker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 452 immigration records available for the last name Piker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 586 military records available for the last name Piker. For the veterans among your Piker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Piker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Piker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Piker in 1962 was 66, and 66 in 2004.

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