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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bicknell surname lived in one of two places. Some bearers of the surname Bicknell derive their name from the parish of Bickenhill, which lies seven miles from Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire. Other members of the family come from the parish of Bickenhall, otherwise known as Bicknell, which is near Taunton in the county of Somerset.

Bicknell Early Origins



The surname Bicknell was first found in Somerset and Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bicknell Spelling Variations


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Bicknell 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 Bicknell 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 Bicknell include: Bicknell, Bicknall, Bickenell, Bickenall, Bickenhall, Bickwell, Bignell, Bignall, Bignold, Bicknoll, Bignal, Bignel, Bignoll and many more.

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Bicknell Early History


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Bicknell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bicknell research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 194 and 1948 are included under the topic Early Bicknell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bicknell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bicknell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bicknell 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 America. 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 Bicknell or a variant listed above:

Bicknell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Zachary Bicknell, originally of Somerset, England, who settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Zachary Bicknell, who landed in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]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)
  • John Bicknell, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1658 [1]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)

Bicknell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bicknell, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1770

Bicknell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bicknell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)

Bicknell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bicknell, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  • William Bicknell, aged 33, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

Bicknell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Bicknell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Bicknell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Bicknell, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Bicknell, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • John Bicknell, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bicknell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bicknell (post 1700)



  • Thomas W. Bicknell (1834-1925), American educator, historian, and author
  • Jack Bicknell (b. 1938), retired American college football coach
  • Greg Brent Bicknell (b. 1969), American former professional baseball player from Fresno, California
  • George Augustus Bicknell (1815-1891), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Eugene Pintard Bicknell (1859-1925), American botanist and ornithologist, known for his Review of the Summer Birds of Part of the Catskill Mountains (1882) and The Ferns and Flowering Plants of Nantucket (19081919)
  • Bennet Bicknell (1781-1841), US Representative from New York
  • Stephen John "Steve" Bicknell (b. 1959), English former professional footballer
  • Martin Paul Bicknell (b. 1969), former English cricketer
  • Alf Bicknell (1928-2004), English chauffeur and confidante to the Beatles
  • Ed Bicknell (b. 1948), English businessman in the music industry
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

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