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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 Family Origin

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Nichols Family Occupations

What did your Nichols ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nichols. 15% of Nichols men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Nichols women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nichols were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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, Nichols 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 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

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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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