Nickel Family History

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Nickel Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a pet form of Nick, a short form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas). English: variant spelling of Nichol.

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


Similar surnames: Nickol, Bickel, Nickey, Nikkel, Mickel, Dickel, Nickell, Wickel

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Nickel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nickel name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Germanic Europe

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Sweden

    5%

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Nickel Family Origin

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Nickel Family Occupations

What did your Nickel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nickel. A less common occupation for the Nickel family was Farming. The most common Nickel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Nickel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Nickel Historical Records

What Nickel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Nickel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickelcensus 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickel. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Nickel. For the veterans among your Nickel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nickel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nickel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nickel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nickel in 1943 was 71, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nickel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nickel 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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