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Nichol Family History

Nichol Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the northern Middle English personal name Nicol or its Gaelic equivalent (see Nicholas and McNichol). Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nickol, Nicholas, Nickel, Michel, Nicol, Nicolo, Nichols, Michon

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Where is the Nichol family from?

You can see how Nichol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nichol family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nichol families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 681 Nichol families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Nichol's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nichol families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nichol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nichol ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Nichol. 39% of Nichol men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Nichol women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nichol were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Student
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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What Nichol family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Nichol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nichol census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Nichol. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Nichol. For the veterans among your Nichol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nichol lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nichol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nichol in 1949 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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