Nickles Family History

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Nickles Name Meaning

German: variant of Nicklas. Possibly an altered spelling of German Nickels (see Nickel) or English Nichol(l)s.

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

Similar surnames: Rickles, Nickle, Sickles, Nickless, Dickes, Tickle, Nicklas, Pickles

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Nickles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nickles name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Nickles Family Origin

Where is the Nickles family from?

Nickles Family Occupations

What did your Nickles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nickles family was Farming. The most common Nickles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Nickles's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nickles.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Nickles Historical Records

What Nickles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Nickles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickles 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickles. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nickles. For the veterans among your Nickles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nickles Life Expectancy

What is the average Nickles lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nickles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nickles in 1947 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nickles 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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