The Nichelson surname comes from the German personal name
Early Origins of the Nichelson family
The surname Nichelson 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.
Early History of the Nichelson family
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Nichelson Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Nichelson 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 Nichelson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nichelson family to the New World and Oceana
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 Nichelson were
Nichelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H.F. Nichelson, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Likman Nichelson, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1895
- Elsa Nichelson, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1896
Nichelson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry Nichelson, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1903
- F. Nichelson, who settled in America, in 1904
- H. Nichelson, who landed in America, in 1904
- Bruno Nichelson, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Hilsingford, Finland, in 1907
- John Victor Nichelson, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Nichelson (post 1700)
- Ralph Nichelson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
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