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Nicholson Family History

Nicholson Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Nichol.

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

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838,438 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
74,846 Military Records
79,589 Immigration Records
572,593 Census and Voter Lists
1,333,625 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Nicholson Families

  • Number of Nicholson families
     276 - 549
     93 - 275
     1 - 92
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nicholson families
     2,397 - 4,791
     800 - 2,396
     1 - 799
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nicholson families
     260 - 517
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Nicholson census records

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Nicholson Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Nicholson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Nicholson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Nicholson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Nicholson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Nicholson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Nicholson census records

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Nicholson Civil War Service Records

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