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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


Similar surnames: Pickel, Bicker, Buckel, Bick, Brickel, Nickel, Sickel, Birkel, Mickel

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Where is the Bickel family from?

You can see how Bickel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bickel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bickel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Bickel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bickel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bickel families in 1840.
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What did your Bickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bickel. 16% of Bickel men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Bickel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bickel were Salesman and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bickel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Bickel. For the veterans among your Bickel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bickel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bickel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bickel in 1944 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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