Ancient Pickering Spellings
Photo of early Pickering records by Connie Pickering Stover,
Chester Studies Library, England, April 2011.
The earliest spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Reginald de Pichering, which was dated 1165, in the “Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire.
Iterations of the Pickering name have been found to be:
Picheringa” in the Domesday Book of 1086
Pikering in the Close Rolls of Yorkshire
Earliest recorded Pickerings
1246 – Henry de Pikeringes, in the Feet of Fines of Oxfordshire
1327 – John Pykeryng, recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Somerset.
1551 – Christening of Anne, daughter of William Pikering, (March 4), in Aberford, Yorkshire
1562 – Marriage of Richard Pickering and Anne Swynerton (February 10), St. Andrew by the first recorded