Nicolay Family History

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Nicolay Name Meaning

Variant of Nicolai 2. English: variant of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Nicolas, Nicolau, Nicolai, Nickolas, Nikolas, Nickle, Niccolai

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Nicolay Family Origin

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Nicolay Family Occupations

What did your Nicolay ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Physician


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

Nicolay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nicolay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicolaycensus 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 Nicolay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nicolay. For the veterans among your Nicolay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicolay Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicolay lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nicolay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nicolay in 1957 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicolay 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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