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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

Similar surnames: Picker, Bickel, Pick, Sickel, Gockel, Winkel, Nickel, Rickel, Mickel

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Where is the Pickel family from?

You can see how Pickel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pickel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pickel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Pickel families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Pickel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pickel families in 1911.
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What did your Pickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pickel. 90% of Pickel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Pickel women worked as a Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pickel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pickel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pickel. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Pickel. For the veterans among your Pickel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pickel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pickel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pickel in 1943 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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