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Nicholes Early Origins



The surname Nicholes was first found in Austria, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. The name refers to St. Nickolaus, the patron saint of seafaring merchants and the protector of children.

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Nicholes Spelling Variations


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Nicholes Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Nicholes include Nicholas, Nickelas, Nicholaus, Nicolaus, Nicolas, Nichlas, Nicklas, Niclas, Niklas, Nikolaus, Nikelaus, Nickelaus, Nickolaus and many more.

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Nicholes Early History


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Nicholes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicholes research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1339, 1402, 1417, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Nicholes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicholes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicholes Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Nicholes were Nikolaus von der Fluee (1417-87), who was a Swiss hermit, and was canonized in 1947. Nikolaus von Jeroschin was a priest of the Teutonic Order. He wrote a life of St. Adalbert and a verse...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicholes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Nicholes or a variant listed above:

Nicholes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Nicholes, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Mary Nicholes, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • John Nicholes, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Nicholes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Nicholes, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Thomas Nicholes, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Nicholes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Nicholes, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • John Nicholes, aged 37, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Nicholes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicholes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2016 at 19:15.

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