When Japhet Bicknell was born on 27 October 1797, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jesse Bicknell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Austin, was 23. He married Amey Bennett on 6 February 1820, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. He died on 15 March 1866, at the age of 68, and was buried in Joseph Bennett Lot, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.
English: habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire, Bickenhall in Somerset or Bignell in Oxfordshire. The former two are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. Bignell is named with the Old English personal name Biga + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Bignell .