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The ancient history of the Bickle name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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.

Bickle Early Origins



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

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Bickle Spelling Variations


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Bickle Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bickle include Bickley, Bickle, Bickler, Bickleigh, Bigley, Bigly, Biglay and many more.

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Bickle Early History


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Bickle Early History



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

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Bickle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickle 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 Bickle 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bickle or a variant listed above:

Bickle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Bickle arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 with wife and children
  • Francis Bickle, who landed in New Jersey in 1755

Bickle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bickle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848
  • George Bickle, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickle (post 1700)



  • Mike Bickle (b. 1955), American Evangelical Christian leader
  • Richard "Rich" Bickle Jr. (b. 1961), American former NASCAR driver
  • Michael John "Mike" Bickle (b. 1944), English former professional footballer
  • Berry Bickle (b. 1959), Zimbabwean artist
  • Trevor Bickle (b. 1943), Australian Commonwealth pole vault champion inducted into the Western Australian Hall of Champions (1989)
  • Michael James Bickle FRS, British geophysicist, and professor at University of Cambridge

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

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