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
and the Old English word leigh,
meaning wooded area.
Early Origins of the Bickle family
The surname Bickle was first found in Devon
, where they had been from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bickle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickle research.Another 103 words (7 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Bickle family (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.
Migration of the Bickle family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 with wife and children
- Francis Bickle, who landed in New Jersey in 1755 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Bickle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Bickle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUCCESS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Success.htm
- George Bickle, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
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