Bickel Family History

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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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Bickel Family Origin

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Bickel Family Occupations

What did your Bickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bickel. The most common Bickel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Bickel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bickel family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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Bickel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Bickel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bickel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Bickel Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bickel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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