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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.

Pickrel Early Origins



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.

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Pickrel Spelling Variations


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Pickrel Spelling Variations



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

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Pickrel Early History


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Pickrel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pickrel research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1240 are included under the topic Early Pickrel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pickrel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickrel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pickrel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickrel (post 1700)


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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Pickrel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pickrel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 17 December 2015 at 16:13.

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