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Where did the English Pickeral family come from? What is the English Pickeral family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pickeral family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pickeral family history?The Pickeral surname is derived from the Middle English word "pykerell," meaning "young pike;" as a name, it is thought to have evolved from a nickname for a sharp and aggressive person, or perhaps as an occupational name for someone who caught or sold these fish.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pikerel, Pickerell, Pickerill, Pickrell, Pickrill and many more.
First found in Norfolk, where the name appeared in the late 12th century. The name undoubtedly originates from the middle English word pykerel, meaning a young pike, but the original significance of the name is uncertain. Pike are extremely vicious fish, and so the name may have belonged to someone with a nasty, short-tempered or violent disposition. Another possibility is that the name was occupational in origin referring to one who fished pike for a living.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickeral research. Another 284 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1240 are included under the topic Early Pickeral History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Pickeral Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Pickerell, and Mary Pickerell who both arrived in Maryland in 1665; Michael Pickerell, who came to Maryland in 166; and Gabriell Pickerell, who came to Virginia in 1705..
The Pickeral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickeral Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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