Pigott (surname)

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Pigott and Piggott are English surnames.

The Pigott Baronetcy is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain.

Derivation and variants[edit]

The name Pigott is derived from Picot. The latter is recorded as a given name in the Domesday Book, but its origin is not clear. William Camden suggested a derivation from Old French picote meaning pock-marked, freckled.[1] Another possible derivation from is from Pike, as in stick driven into the ground, originating from Somerset.[citation needed]

Pigot, Piggott and Pickett are variant forms.

People with the surname Pigott[edit]

People with the surname Piggott[edit]

Fictional characters

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pickett and Pigott in A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames: with special American instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley, London, 1901.