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Got this figured by moving the AssignedTo column in Site Columns to the Custom Columns group and then moving it back to where it was (Core Task and Issue Columns). It must have not being picked up for whatever reason and needed to be reset.
This is limitation. The additional fields cannot be of type Currency, Person, Lookup, Calculated, Custom Columns. See here for more information: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0753df63-8b30-4594-a8bd-ef8ba9514103/content-type-or-lists-lookup-column-cant-show-additional-fields-which-are-choice-or-lookup-columns?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious
The drop down shows all available tasks lists. If your site only has a Workflow Tasks, then that is what shows up. You'd just need to create a new task list with your desired name, and it should be available in that drop down. *Answer update: You can just select new task list and after it's created, you can change the task list name.
By default "Assigned to" is a SharePoint User field. People picker is a control which used to set data for this field. So, it show users (groups) from different data sources: The User Information List of the Site Collection. The User Profile Service (specifically the Root Organization) The configured data source for user information (Active Directory, ...
Utilizing SharePoint Search will be the best approach. One issue you need to take care in that case is finding the relation ship between the Workflow Task against the List Item. You can use SPQuery to pass the CAML query. In this query you can specify the fields you want to retrieve along with additional filtering parameters. Hence it performs better ...
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