Pickel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Pickel name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Haworth, Yorkshire. The surname Pickel originally derived from the Old English word Pightel. Pickel is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Pickel family

The surname Pickel was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pickel family

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Pickel 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 Pickel include Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.

Early Notables of the Pickel family (pre 1700)

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United States Pickel migration to the United States +

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 Pickel or a variant listed above:

Pickel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Felte Pickel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Christopher Pickel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
Pickel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Henry Pickel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Josef Pickel, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [1]
Pickel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Florian Pickel, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 [1]
  • Babette Pickel, aged 25, who arrived in America from Nurnborg, Germany, in 1912
  • Elisabeth Pickel, aged 28, who arrived in America from Burgweisch, Germany, in 1912
  • Emma Pickel, aged 45, who arrived in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1921
  • Adam Pickel, aged 21, who arrived in America from Nuernberg, Germany, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Pickel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pickel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Nicholas Pickel U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pickel (post 1700) +

  • William George "Bill" Pickel (b. 1959), American former NFL football defensive tackle who played from 1983 to 1994
  • Robert H. Pickel Jr., American politician, Mayor of Palestine, Texas, 1954-55
  • Jonathan Pickel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1837, 1843-45, 1848-49
  • Ben Pickel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1950
  • Baltes Pickel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1867-68
  • Heinrich Pickel (1883-1964), German politician, representative of the German Center Party and German Christian Democratic Union
  • Follin Horace Pickel (1866-1949), Canadian politician, Mayor of Sweetsburg, Quebec
  • Clemens Pickel (b. 1962), Russian Catholic bishop, Bishop of Saratov, Russia
  • Allan Pickel (1878-1955), Canadian merchant and politician who represented The Battlefords in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1917 to 1929

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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