Nichaelsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nichaelsen surname comes from the German personal name Nikolaus.

Early Origins of the Nichaelsen family

The surname Nichaelsen was first found in Austria, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The name refers to St. Nickolaus, the patron saint of seafaring merchants and the protector of children.

Important Dates for the Nichaelsen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nichaelsen research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1766, 1582, 1664, 1717, 1761, 1745 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Nichaelsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nichaelsen Spelling Variations

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 Nichaelsen include Nickel, Nikel, Nickl, Nickle, Nickele, Nickels, Nickelsen, Nickelson, Nicol, Nicols, Nicolsen, Nicolson, Nichol, Nicholl, Nichols, Nicholls, Nicholson, Nichaelsen, Nickells, Nickell, Nichelmann, Nickelmann, Nichelman and many more.

Early Notables of the Nichaelsen family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nichaelsen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nichaelsen family

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 Nichaelsen were Johanna Nicholls, who arrived in Maryland in 1737; Johannes Nicol, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739; Johan Nickel, who came to Philadelphia in 1739.

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