Nicholson Family History

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Nicholson Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Nichol.

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


Similar surnames: Nicolson, Nichols, Nickelson, Colson, Nichelson, Nicholes, Nichol

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Nicholson Family Origin

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Nicholson Family Occupations

What did your Nicholson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nicholson. 16% of Nicholson men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Nicholson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nicholson were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

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

Nicholson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 635,000 census records available for the last name Nicholson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicholson 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 88,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicholson. 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 83,000 military records available for the last name Nicholson. For the veterans among your Nicholson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicholson Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicholson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nicholson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nicholson in 1941 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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