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Nicholas Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the personal name (Greek Nikolaos, from nikan ‘to conquer’ + laos ‘people’). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection (compare Anthony). The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Americanized form of various Greek surnames such as Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and patronymics such as Nikolopoulos.

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


Similar surnames: Nicolas, Nichols, Nikolas, Nichol, Nicolo, Nicola, Nicholls, Nicholes

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Nicholas Family Origin

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Nicholas Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nicholas family was Gardner. Farmer, Going To School and Hunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicholas. The most common Nicholas occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Nicholas's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Hunter

    6%
  • Gardner

    5%

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Nicholas Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Nicholas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nicholas in 1942 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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