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Nichelson Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Michelson, Nickelsen, Nicolson, Michelsen, Nielsen, Nickson

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Where is the Nichelson family from?

You can see how Nichelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nichelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nichelson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Nichelson families living in Indiana. This was about 39% of all the recorded Nichelson's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Nichelson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nichelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nichelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nichelson. 27% of Nichelson men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Nichelson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nichelson were Farming 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Nichelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nichelson 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 Nichelson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Nichelson. For the veterans among your Nichelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nichelson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nichelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Nichelson in 1949 was 73, and 62 in 2004.

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