Meaning and Origin of: Bickel

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.