Pickels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Pickels begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Haworth, Yorkshire. The surname Pickels originally derived from the Old English word Pightel. Pickels 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 Pickels family

The surname Pickels 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 Pickels family

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Pickels Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pickels has undergone many spelling variations, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.

Early Notables of the Pickels family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pickels family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pickels were among those contributors: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.


Contemporary Notables of the name Pickels (post 1700) +

  • Henry F. Pickels, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1872


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