Bicker Family History
Bicker Name Meaning
Dutch and German: occupational name for a stonemason or someone who used or made pickaxes or chisel, from bicke ‘pickaxe’, ‘chisel’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Bick. English: occupational name for a beekeeper, Middle English biker (from Old English bicere). Bees were important in medieval England because their honey provided the only means of sweetening food (sugar being a more recent importation); honey was also used in preserving. English: habitational name from Bicker in Lincolnshire or Byker in Tyne and Wear, both named with the Old English preposition bi ‘by’, ‘beside’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘wet ground’, ‘brushwood’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press