Nicolas Family History

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Nicolas Name Meaning

Spanish (Nicolás), French, Dutch, Greek, etc: from the personal name Nicolas, the usual spelling of Greek Nikolaos in many languages (see Nicholas). English (common in Wales): variant spelling of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Nicholas, Nikolas, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolau, Nickolas, Nicols, Nicoli

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Nicolas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicolas name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Philippines


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Middle East


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Nicolas Family Origin

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Nicolas Family Occupations

What did your Nicolas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nicolas. The most common Nicolas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Nicolas's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nicolas family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Nicolas Historical Records

What Nicolas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Nicolas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicolas 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicolas. 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 Nicolas. For the veterans among your Nicolas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicolas Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicolas lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Nicolas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Nicolas in 1954 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nicolas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicolas 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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