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Bickel Family History

Bickel Name Meaning
Dutch and German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. Compare Bick.German: nickname for a dice player, from the same word in the sense ‘die’.South German: from a pet form of Burkhart.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a diminutive of Bick.English: variant spelling of Bickell.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bickel Families

  • Number of Bickel families
     131 - 260
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bickel families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bickel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bickel Family Origin

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Bickel Immigration Information

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Bickel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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