The surname Bickell has an established history in Europe dating back to the middle ages. Records dating back to 1258 suggest there was a contingency of Bickell's in the county of Norfolk. In the sixteenth century a considerable group of travellers known as Bickell's migrated to Australia.
Bickell is currently at number 2029 of the UK's most popular surnames. The county of Cornwall in England holds the highest density of families with the surname Bickell. A tarnished history is clear, particularly around the summer of 1903 when Frank Bickell stole a bracelet and was sentenced to jail.