The Pickrel 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 Pickrel family
The surname Pickrel 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 Pickrel family
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Pickrel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pikerel, Pickerell, Pickerill, Pickrell, Pickrill and many more.
Early Notables of the Pickrel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pickrel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Pickerell, and Mary Pickerell who both arrived in Maryland in 1665; Michael Pickerell, who came to Maryland in 166; and Gabriell Pickerell, who came to Virginia in 1705..
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickrel (post 1700)
- William G. Pickrel, American politician, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1928
- William G. Pickrel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1920; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1928, 1931-33; Defeated in primary, 1928; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
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