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Nickelsen Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from Nickel a short form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas ).

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


Similar surnames: Mickelsen, Nielsen, Michelsen, Nichelson, Mikkelsen, Michaelsen

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Where is the Nickelsen family from?

You can see how Nickelsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickelsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nickelsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 13 Nickelsen families living in Oregon. This was about 24% of all the recorded Nickelsen's in USA. Oregon had the highest population of Nickelsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nickelsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nickelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nickelsen. 43% of Nickelsen men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Nickelsen women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    39%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nickelsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickelsen 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 Nickelsen. 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 290 military records available for the last name Nickelsen. For the veterans among your Nickelsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickelsen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Nickelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Nickelsen in 1962 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

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