Family name origins & meanings
- 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.