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Nickell Family History

Nickell Name Meaning

Variant of Nickel .

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


Similar surnames: Nickel, Nickels, Bickell, Pickell, Bickel, Nickol, Mickel, Mackell

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Where is the Nickell family from?

You can see how Nickell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nickell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Nickell families living in Kentucky. This was about 53% of all the recorded Nickell's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Nickell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nickell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nickell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nickell. 34% of Nickell men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Nickell women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nickell were Carpenter and Housework. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Nickell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickell. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Nickell. For the veterans among your Nickell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickell lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nickell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nickell in 1944 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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