Sickles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Sickles is derived from the Old Dutch word for a sickle. This name was either a topographic name for someone who lived on a sickle shaped piece of land, or was an occupational name for a person who used a sickle.

Early Origins of the Sickles family

The surname Sickles was first found in Ghent, the Flemish Region of Belgium.

Early History of the Sickles family

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Sickles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sickel, VanSickel, Sickle, Van Sickle, Van Sickele, Vansickle and many more.

Sickles Ranking

In the United States, the name Sickles is the 11,155th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Sickles migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sickles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Sickles, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Canada Sickles migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sickles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Sickles U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. Daniel Sickles Jr., U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. John Sickles U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Tailor [3]
  • Mr. William Sickles U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sickles (post 1700) +

  • William Sickles, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1783-85, 1789-90 [4]
  • Thomas Sickles, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1786-88, 1791-92, 1793-94 [4]
  • Nicholas Sickles (1801-1845), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1835-37 [4]
  • Mark D. Sickles, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 [4]
  • Jacob Sickles, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1851 [4]
  • Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819-1914), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1847; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1856-57 [4]
  • Carlton Ralph Sickles (b. 1921), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1955-62; U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1963-67; Defeated in primary, 1968 [4]
  • Avery Clinton Sickles, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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