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Nicols Family History

Nicols Name Meaning

English and Dutch: variant spelling of Nichols.

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

Similar surnames: Nicolas, Nickols, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nichols, Nickles, Nickol, Nickolas

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Where is the Nicols family from?

You can see how Nicols families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nicols family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nicols families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Nicols families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Nicols's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nicols families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nicols surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nicols ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Nicols. 64% of Nicols 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
  • Clerk
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Nicols. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicols 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 Nicols. 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 Nicols. For the veterans among your Nicols ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nicols lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nicols life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nicols in 1951 was 44, and 60 in 2004.

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