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Saturday, December 06, 2014

NICHOLS #SurnameSaturday

The name Nichols and its variations including Nicol, Nicholls, Nickels, Nicholson, and many others [1], is derived from Nicholas, an ancient Greek name signifying people’s victory or victorious army and frequently given to saints [2]. For example, the Bishop of Myra (in Asia Minor) in the fourth century became St. Nicholas, from which both the character and name of Santa Claus evolved. According to English tradition, the common ancestor of most Nichols families in that country came to England with the Norman invaders [3]. Records have been found of at least 21 Nichols heads of families among the English who arrived in New England before 1700 [4]. Many of the approximately 170,000 individuals of that name currently in the United States are descended from these early settlers [5].

http://home.comcast.net/~plnichols/nichols-8-24-02.html

Some of my Nichols Lineage includes Rufus Samuel Nichols, James Ira Nichols, Ezekiel Hankin Nichols, John Nichols, Isaac Nichols, Jr., Isaac Nichols, William Nichols, Isaac Nichols, and Thomas Nichols.

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MY ETHNICITY ESTIMATES

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Europe100%

  • Europe West42%
  • Great Britain19%
  • Scandinavia17%
  • Ireland11%
  • Iberian Peninsula9%
  • Trace Regions
    2%
  • Italy/Greece2%

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