Nuckles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Nuckles was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Nuckles is based on the given name Nicholas. Nicholas derives from the Greek Nikolaos, which is made up of the words nikan, meaning to conquer, and laos, meaning people. 
Early Origins of the Nuckles family
The surname Nuckles was first found in Cheshire, where Nicholas D'Albini, who was of the junior line of the Dukes of D'Albini in Normandy, settled in 1054, and his successor William became Baron of Malpas. Waleram Nicholai was listed in Suffolk in 1198 and Nicholaus was listed in Lincolnshire in 1147-1166.  By the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, the name was scattered as seen by: William filius Nicoll in Shropshire; and John Nicole and Stephen Nichole in Oxfordshire. 
Important Dates for the Nuckles family
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Nuckles Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Nicholl, Niccolls, Nichel, Nichol, Nicholls, Nichols, Nickel, Nickle, Nickles, Nicolls, Nicol, Nycol, Nuckles and many more.
Early Notables of the Nuckles family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Blessed George Nichols (c. 1550-1589), an English Catholic martyr; John Nicholls (1555-1584), a controversial author; Sir Augustine Nicolls (1559-1616), a judge; John Nicoll (c.1590-1668), a Scottish chronicler; Sir Francis Nicolls, 1st Baronet (c. 1587-1642), Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle and Northamptonshire; Sir Edward Nicolls, 2nd Baronet (c. 1619-1683); Richard Nicolls (1624-1672), the first English colonial governor of New York province; Matthias Nicoll (1630-1687), American politician, 6th Mayor of New York City...
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Migration of the Nuckles family to Ireland
Some of the Nuckles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Nuckles family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Nuckles or a variant listed above: John Nichols, who immigrated to Virginia in 1607; Thomas Nicholls, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Elizabeth Nicholls, who arrived in New England in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Nuckles (post 1700)
- Samuel Nuckles, American politician, Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Union County, 1868 
- Rayme L. Nuckles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2000 
- Georg Nückles (1948-1972), West German gold medalist sprinter at the 1972 European Indoor Championships
- William Nuckles Doak (1882-1933), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1924; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1930-33 
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