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Nickels Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and English: patronymic from Nickel.

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

Similar surnames: Nickell, Nickens, Nickel, Rickels, Nichols, Michels, Wickers

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Where is the Nickels family from?

You can see how Nickels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nickels families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Nickels families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Nickels's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nickels families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nickels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nickels ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Nickels. 60% of Nickels men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Nickels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickels 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickels. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nickels. For the veterans among your Nickels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickels lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nickels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nickels in 1940 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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