Nicolai Family History

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Nicolai Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic from the personal name Nicolao, a variant of Nicola. North German, Dutch, and French (Nicolaï): Latinate (humanistic) patronymic from Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Nikolai, Nicolas, Nicoli, Nicola, Nicolau, Niccoli, Nicolo, Nikolas

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Nicolai Family Origin

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Nicolai Family Occupations

What did your Nicolai ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Dealer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicolai. The most common Nicolai occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Nicolai's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nicolai family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Dealer

  • Housekeeper

  • Keeping House


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

Nicolai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nicolai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicolai 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicolai. 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 Nicolai. For the veterans among your Nicolai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicolai Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicolai lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nicolai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nicolai in 1957 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nicolai

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicolai 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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