Pickel Family History
Pickel Name Meaning
Southern German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used pickaxes or a nickname for a gambler; a variant of Bickel 1. 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. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pikeli in Lithuania.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press