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The Anglo-Saxon name Bickel comes from when the family resided in the town of Bickley in the county of Devon. This place-name is derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Bicca meaning pickaxe, and the Old English word leigh, meaning wooded area.

Bickel Early Origins



The surname Bickel was first found in Devon, where they had been from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bickel Spelling Variations


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Bickel Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bickel include Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.

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Bickel Early History


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Bickel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickel research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1661, 1754, 1415, 1426, 1529, 1518, 1596, 1569, 1585, 1586, 1596, 1582, 1670, 1623, 1681, 1644, 1687, 1667 and 1746 are included under the topic Early Bickel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include John Bickley, Member of the Parliament for Huntingdon in 1415 and 1426; John Bickley, Member of the Parliament for Stafford in 1529; Thomas Bickley (1518-1596) was an English churchman, a Marian exile...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bickel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bickel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michel Bickel, who arrived in New York in 1709

Bickel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Gerh Bickel, who landed in America in 1831
  • Paul Bickel, who arrived in America in 1832
  • John Stephan Bickel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Geo L Bickel, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Gottfried Bickel, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickel (post 1700)



  • Charles A. Bickel (1852-1921), American architect
  • Frederick Bickel (1897-1975), original name of Fredric March, American stage and film actor, winner of the the Academy Award for Best Actor (1932) for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydeand The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Moidele Bickel (1937-2016), German Academy Award nominated costume designer, best known for her work in the film Queen Margot (1994)
  • Thomas Bickel (b. 1963), retired Swiss football midfielder

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Suggested Readings for the name Bickel


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Suggested Readings for the name Bickel



  • The Sheneman-Faust-Bickel-Machling Genealogy by Allen D. Sheneman.

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Bickel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bickel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickel 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 June 2016 at 14:48.

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