Nichols Family History

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Nichols Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Nichol. Jewish (American): Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish names.

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


Similar surnames: Nicholas, Nicholls, Nicholes, Nichol, Nicols, Nickels, Nicolo

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Nichols Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nichols name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • France

    2%

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Nichols Family Origin

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Nichols Family Occupations

What did your Nichols ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nichols occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Nichols's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nichols. A less common occupation for the Nichols family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Nichols Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 791,000 census records available for the last name Nichols. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicholscensus 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Nichols. 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 150,000 military records available for the last name Nichols. For the veterans among your Nichols ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nichols Life Expectancy

What is the average Nichols lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nichols life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nichols in 1940 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nichols 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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