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Nickelson Family History

Nickelson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Nickelsen. English: variant spelling of Scottish and northern English Nicholson.

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


Similar surnames: Nickolson, Nickson, Michelson, Nelson, Nicholson, Dickeson, Gilkerson

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Where is the Nickelson family from?

You can see how Nickelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickelson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nickelson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Nickelson families living in New Jersey. This was about 25% of all the recorded Nickelson's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Nickelson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nickelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nickelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nickelson. 32% of Nickelson men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Nickelson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nickelson were Salesman and Cook.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Nickelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickelson 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 Nickelson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nickelson. For the veterans among your Nickelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickelson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nickelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Nickelson in 1944 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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