Pickell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Pickell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Haworth, Yorkshire. The surname Pickell originally derived from the Old English word Pightel. Pickell 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 Pickell family
The surname Pickell 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 Pickell family
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Pickell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pickell has been spelled many different ways, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Pickell family (pre 1700)
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Pickell migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pickells to arrive in North America:
Pickell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Pickell, who arrived in America in 1777-1783 
Pickell migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pickell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Christopher Pickell U.E. (b. 1766) from New York, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 son of John Pickell Sr. 
- Mr. Jacob Pickell U.E. (b. 1757) from New York, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 son of John Pickell Sr. 
- Mr. John Pickell Sr., U.E. from New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York, father of 5 
- Mr. John Pickell Jr., U.E. (b. 1759) from New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 son of John Pickell Sr., he served in the King's Rangers 
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickell (post 1700) +
- John Pickell, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Allegany County, 1842
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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