Pickel Family History

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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

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

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Pickel Family Origin

Where is the Pickel family from?

Pickel Family Occupations

What did your Pickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pickel occupation in the UK was Gentleman. 50% of Pickel's were Gentlemans. Gentleman and Treacle Manufacturer Employing 5 Men were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pickel.

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  • Gentleman

  • Treacle Manufacturer Employing 5 Men


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pickel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pickel Historical Records

What Pickel family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pickel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Pickel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pickel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pickel 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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