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Nicholls Family History

Nicholls Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nichol.

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


Similar surnames: Nicholes, Nicholas, Nichols, Nichol, Nicolas, Nicolls, Nicolai

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Where is the Nicholls family from?

You can see how Nicholls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nicholls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nicholls families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 369 Nicholls families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Nicholls's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nicholls families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nicholls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nicholls ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Nicholls. 28% of Nicholls men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Nicholls women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nicholls were Laborer and Operator.

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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
    28%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    16%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 374,000 census records available for the last name Nicholls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicholls 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicholls. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Nicholls. For the veterans among your Nicholls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nicholls lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nicholls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nicholls in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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