A dialectual transposition of the locational name 'Pickworth'- a village in Lincolnshire. Locational names were given to former inhabitants when they moved to another area, and the further they moved from the original location, the greater the dialecctual corruption of the spelling. In this case the Pickworth name is recorded Heraldically. The Coat of Arms being,- Silver with three Red Millpicks, and the name which is of Olde English origin means, The farm (worth) on the short Hill(pik). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert Pickewarthe. which was dated 1273, The Hundred Rolls of Lincoln. during the reign of King Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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