Pickel Family History
Pickel Name Meaning
South German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used pickaxes or a nickname for a gambler; a variant of Bickel . Dutch: from Middle Dutch pickel ‘leg’ hence a nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs or a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter. Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Pikelj Pikel or Pikl: from pikelj a word of South German origin (see above and Bickel ) denoting a kind of pick used by miners. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pikeli in Lithuania.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022