Stickel Family History
Stickel Name Meaning
English: from Middle English stikel ‘rough difficult’ used later as a descriptive nickname meaning ‘rough bristly stickle-haired’. English: perhaps also a nickname from Middle English stikel ‘stickleback’ a small common freshwater fish. Compare Gudgeon . English: variant of Stile ; see also Stegall . German: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill from Middle High German stickel ‘hill slope’. German: nickname from Middle High German stickel ‘prickle spine pointed object’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press