The surname Vansickel 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 Vansickel family
The surname Vansickel was first found in Ghent, the Flemish
Region of Belgium.
Early History of the Vansickel family
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Vansickel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sickel, VanSickel, Sickle, Van Sickle, Van Sickele, Vansickle and many more.
Migration of the Vansickel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Vansickle, who arrived in Canada in 1841, Benjamin Vansickle, who arrived in Texas in 1835, Francis Vansickle who came to Canada in 1841, as did Martin Vansickle and Peter Vansickle in that same year. R. VanSickle came to San Francisco in 1851, and Antonie VanSicklen arrived in New York City in 1635..
Contemporary Notables of the name Vansickel (post 1700)
- Dale Harris Van Sickel (1907-1977), American college football, basketball and baseball player who later became an actor and stunt performer, known for his work on Duel (1971), The Love Bug (1968) and Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
- Bill Van Sickel, Canadian actor, known for his work on Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948)