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MacNicholas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


Mac Nioclais has been anglicized as MacNicholas, and sometimes as Clausson.

Early Origins of the MacNicholas family


The surname MacNicholas was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where bearers of the name were descended from a branch of the Norman de Burgos. The de Burgos came to Ireland in the 12th century, and became better known as the Burkes or Bourkes. As landholders in County Mayo, one branch of the family became Gaelicized and took on the name Mac Nioclais.

Early History of the MacNicholas family


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MacNicholas Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNicholas, Clausson and others.

Early Notables of the MacNicholas family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacNicholas family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacNicholas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John, Margrate, and Thomas MacNicholas, who all, who arrived in New York in 1847

Contemporary Notables of the name MacNicholas (post 1700)


  • Dr. John T MacNicholas (1879-1950), Dominican priest who was archbishop of Cincinnati

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