Last name origins & meanings:
- Southern German: metonymic occupational name for someone who
made or used pickaxes or a nickname for a gambler; a variant of
- 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.
(eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pikeli in
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