Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
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Meaning & History
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. South German: from a pet form of Burkhart. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a diminutive of Bick.