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Where did the German Nicholaus family come from? What is the German Nicholaus family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nicholaus family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nicholaus family history?
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Nicholaus include Nicholas, Nickelas, Nicholaus, Nicolaus, Nicolas, Nichlas, Nicklas, Niclas, Niklas, Nikolaus, Nikelaus, Nickelaus, Nickolaus and many more.
First found in Austria, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. The name refers to St. Nickolaus, the patron saint of seafaring merchants and the protector of children.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicholaus research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1339, 1402, 1417, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Nicholaus History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 88 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicholaus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Nicholaus were Jacob Nicholas, who came to Philadelphia in 1741.
The Nicholaus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicholaus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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