Pickerell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pickerell surname is derived from the Middle English word "pykerell," meaning "young pike;" as a name, it is thought to have evolved from a nickname for a sharp and aggressive person, or perhaps as an occupational name for someone who caught or sold these fish.

Early Origins of the Pickerell family

The surname Pickerell was first found in Norfolk, where the name appeared in the late 12th century. The name undoubtedly originates from the middle English word pykerel, meaning a young pike, but the original significance of the name is uncertain. Pike are extremely vicious fish, and so the name may have belonged to someone with a nasty, short-tempered or violent disposition. Another possibility is that the name was occupational in origin referring to one who fished pike for a living.

Early History of the Pickerell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickerell research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1240 are included under the topic Early Pickerell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pickerell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pikerel, Pickerell, Pickerill, Pickrell, Pickrill and many more.

Early Notables of the Pickerell family (pre 1700)

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United States Pickerell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pickerell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abigail Pickerell and Mary Pickerell who both arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Abigail Pickerell, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Mary Pickerell, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Michael Pickerell, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [1]
  • Michael Pickerell, who settled in Maryland in 1666
Pickerell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gabriell Pickerell, who settled in Virginia in 1705
  • Gabriell Pickerell, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pickerell (post 1700) +

  • George Henry Pickerell (b. 1858), American politician, U.S. Consul in SAINT Michaels, 1898-1906; Pará, 1906-24
  • C. C. Pickerell, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Lucas County, 1933

Suggested Readings for the name Pickerell +

  • 1756 Gleanings of The Pickerell line by Ann Arnold.

  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)

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