The surname is one of the oldest family names to came from that French region known as Brittany
. It is derived from the Latin personal name
Nicolaus, meaning victory people.
Early Origins of the Nicolle family
The surname Nicolle was first found in Brittany
where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Trévidy. They were members of the nobility since the year 1497. In Brittany
they also branched to Champgèrault, Fardelière, Kerviziou, and Lézernant.
Early History of the Nicolle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicolle research.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1820, 1501, 1516, 1598, 1617, 1682, 1625, 1709, 1625 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Nicolle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nicolle Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Nicolle, including Nicolas, De Nicolas, Nicolis, Nicolaz, Nicolais, Nicolai, Nicola, Nicolay, Nicolau, Nicolaud, Nicolaus, DeNicolai and many more.
Early Notables of the Nicolle family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Louis Nicolas (died 1682), French missionary in Canada, author of the books "Histoire Naturelle des Indes Occidentales" and the "Grammaire algonquine"; Gabriel Nicolas... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicolle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nicolle family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Nicolle were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Nicolle were
Nicolle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Nicolle, who arrived in New York in 1762 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Nicolle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Nicolle, aged 20, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
Nicolle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Judith Nicolle, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Nicolle (post 1700)
- Ethan Nicolle, American comic book creator, artist, and writer
- Louis Nicolle (1871-1942), French linen manufacturer and politician, Minister of Health in 1936
- Maurice Nicolle (1862-1932), French physician and microbiologist, brother of biologist Charles Nicolle
- Didier Ollé- Nicolle (b. 1961), French former footballer and football manager
- André Nicolle (1885-1945), French film actor, active from 1927 through 1945
- Charles Jules Henry Nicolle (1866-1936), French bacteriologist who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his identification of lice as the transmitter of epidemic typhus
- William "Billy" Nicolle, New Zealand former association football player for the New Zealand National Team in 1927
- Jordane Nicolle (b. 1982), Zimbabwean cricketer who played fourteen first-class matches between 2001 and 2005
- Nicolle Katherine Payne (b. 1976), American Olympic water polo player medalist
- Nicolle Devenish, appointed January 5, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be Assistant to the President for Communications
The Nicolle Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En bon espoir
Motto Translation: In good hope.
Nicolle Family Crest Products
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.