Nicholls Family History

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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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Nicholls Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicholls name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nicholls. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Nicholls Family Origin

Where is the Nicholls family from?

Nicholls Family Occupations

What did your Nicholls ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicholls. A less common occupation for the Nicholls family was Farm Laborer. The most common Nicholls occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Nicholls's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nicholls ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nicholls Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicholls. 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 Card

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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Nicholls Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nicholls

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicholls ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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