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Nicolson Family History

Nicolson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Nicol (see Nicholas).

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

Similar surnames: Nicolo, Nichelson, Nicolaou, Nicholson, Nickson, Dickson, Nielsen

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Where is the Nicolson family from?

You can see how Nicolson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nicolson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nicolson families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 5 Nicolson families living in Connecticut. This was about 24% of all the recorded Nicolson's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Nicolson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nicolson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nicolson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nicolson. 19% of Nicolson men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Nicolson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nicolson were Laborer and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Nicolson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nicolson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nicolson. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nicolson. For the veterans among your Nicolson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nicolson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nicolson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nicolson in 1953 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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