Nicoll Family History

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Nicoll Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Nicol.

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

Similar surnames: Nicolls, Nicols, Nicoli, Nicholl, Nickol, Nichol, Coll, Nickel, Nicol

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Nicoll Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nicoll name?

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


  • Norway


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Nicoll Family Origin

Where is the Nicoll family from?

Nicoll Family Occupations

What did your Nicoll ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Brass Finisher

  • Carpenter


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

Nicoll Historical Records

What Nicoll family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Nicoll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicoll 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicoll. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nicoll. For the veterans among your Nicoll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nicoll Life Expectancy

What is the average Nicoll lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nicoll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Nicoll in 1949 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nicoll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicoll 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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