Pickrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pickrell 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 Pickrell family

The surname Pickrell 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 Pickrell family

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Pickrell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pickrell family (pre 1700)

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Pickrell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pickrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Pickrell, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pickrell (post 1700)

  • June Pickrell (1889-1962), American actor
  • Esau Pickrell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1868 [2]
  • Anthony D. Pickrell, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 5th District; Elected 1950 [2]
  • A. J. Pickrell, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1920 [2]
  • Ray Pickrell (1938-2006), English short-circuit motorcycle road racer who won four Isle of Man TT motorcycle races

Citations

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