Nicol Family History

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Nicol Name Meaning

Scottish: from a Scottish vernacular form of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Nichol, Nicoli, Mcnicol, Nicolo, Nixon, Nicolet, Nicola, Nickol

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Nicol Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicol name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nicol. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Nicol Family Origin

Where is the Nicol family from?

Nicol Family Occupations

What did your Nicol ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nicol occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Nicol's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicol. A less common occupation for the Nicol family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner


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

Nicol Historical Records

What Nicol family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Nicol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicol 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicol. 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 Nicol. For the veterans among your Nicol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicol Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicol lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nicol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nicol in 1940 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nicol

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicol 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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