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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bickell surname lived 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.

Bickell Early Origins



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

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Bickell Spelling Variations


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Bickell Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bickell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bickell include: Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.

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Bickell Early History


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Bickell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickell 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 Bickell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickell 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 Bickell 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bickell or a variant listed above:

Bickell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Bickell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Bickell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • John Bickell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickell (post 1700)



  • Gustav Bickell (1838-1906), German orientalist
  • John Paris "Jack" Bickell (1884-1951), Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and sports team owner
  • Bryan Bickell (b. 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Alfred "Fredy" Bickell (1918-1999), Swiss football player and coach

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Bickell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickell 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 13 April 2016 at 07:43.

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