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Rickel Early Origins



The surname Rickel was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Bury, held by a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Rickel Spelling Variations


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Rickel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Richoll, Richell, Rickles, Richells, Ricold, Riccold, Ricolles and many more.

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Rickel Early History


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Rickel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rickel research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1071, 1150, and 1208 are included under the topic Early Rickel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rickel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rickel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rickel 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 were:

Rickel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Rickel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Georg Michael Rickel, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1757 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Rickel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Rickel, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Ernst Rickel, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Frieda Rickel, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Archie Rickel, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Helene Rickel, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rickel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. W. Rickel, who landed in America, in 1904
  • W. Rickel, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Martha Rickel, aged 70, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Henry Rickel, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rickel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rickel (post 1700)



  • Bob Rickel, American co-founder of Rickel Supermarts and Rickel Home Centers, a home improvement and grocery store chain based in northern New Jersey in 1953

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Rickel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Rickel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rickel 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.

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