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Nicholes Family History

Nicholes Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nichol.

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


Similar surnames: Nicholls, Nichols, Nicholas, Nichol, Nicolas, Nicolai, Niles, Nickol

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Where is the Nicholes family from?

You can see how Nicholes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nicholes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nicholes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Nicholes families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Nicholes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nicholes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nicholes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nicholes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nicholes. 23% of Nicholes men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Nicholes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nicholes were Labor and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Nicholes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicholes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicholes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nicholes. For the veterans among your Nicholes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nicholes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nicholes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nicholes in 1957 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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