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Nichols Name Meaning

English: variant of Nichol with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below. Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nicholas, Nicholls, Nicholes, Nichol, Nicols, Nickels, Nicolo

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Where is the Nichols family from?

You can see how Nichols families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nichols family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nichols families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,481 Nichols families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Nichols's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nichols families in 1891.
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What did your Nichols ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nichols. 7% of Nichols men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Nichols women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nichols were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Nichols. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 150,000 military records available for the last name Nichols. For the veterans among your Nichols ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nichols lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nichols life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nichols in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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