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Subject: Re: Origin of the name and what it derives from
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: April 30, 2007 at 6:34:20 AM
Reply to: Origin of the name and what it derives from by Pickvance (Surname)
I'm sure this must be a version of Pickavance, which is best represented in South Lancashire. The spelling Pickvance must be very rare though. It comes from the French pique avant, meaning "prick forward", i.e., spur a horse on. I'm guessing it was a nickname for a person who was always in a hurry.
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