Nicola Family History

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Nicola Name Meaning

Italian: from the male personal name Nicola, from Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas). This was a very common Italian name in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Nicolo, Nicoli, Nicolas, Nicolai, Nicholas, Nicolau, Cola, Niccoli

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Nicola Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicola name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Nicola Family Origin

Where is the Nicola family from?

Nicola Family Occupations

What did your Nicola ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nicola occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Nicola's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nicola family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicola.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Nicola Historical Records

What Nicola family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Nicola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicola 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicola. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nicola. For the veterans among your Nicola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicola Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicola lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nicola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Nicola in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicola 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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