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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Nicholl family name to the British Isles. Nicholl comes from 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Nicholl Early Origins



The surname Nicholl 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Nicholl Spelling Variations


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Nicholl Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Nicholl, Niccolls, Nichel, Nichol, Nicholls, Nichols, Nickel, Nickle, Nickles, Nicolls, Nicol, Nycol, Nuckles and many more.

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Nicholl Early History


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Nicholl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicholl research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1500, 1550, 1589, 1555, 1584, 1559, 1616, 1590, 1668, 1587, 1642, 1619, 1683, 1624, 1672, 1630, 1687, 1672, 1673, 1699, 1778, 1681, 1727, 1727, 1658, 1640, 1640, 1648, 1664, 1712 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Nicholl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicholl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicholl Early Notables (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...

Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicholl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicholl In Ireland


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Nicholl In Ireland



Some of the Nicholl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Nicholl or a variant listed above:

Nicholl Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nicholl, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • John Nicholl and Daniel Nicholls, who both immigrated to Virginia in 1663

Nicholl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William J. Nicholl, who sailed to New York in 1862

Nicholl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Nicholl, who came to Prince Edward Island in 1838

Nicholl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Nicholl, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"

Nicholl Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Nicholl, aged 47, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Janet Nicholl, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • John Nicholl, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • William Nicholl, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Charles Nicholl, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicholl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicholl (post 1700)



  • Samuel "Sam" Anderson Nicholl (1869-1937), American Major League Baseball player
  • Margaret Suzanne Nicholl (1897-1983), American missionary in the French colony of Ubangi-Shari
  • Louise Townsend Nicholl (1890-1981), American poet and editor
  • Don Nicholl (1925-1980), English-born, American screenwriter and producer
  • William Nicholl (1868-1922), English rugby union footballer
  • Terence John "Terry" Nicholl (b. 1952), English football midfielder
  • John Nicholl (1790-1871), English antiquary
  • Charles Nicholl, English historian and biographer
  • Christopher John "Chris" Nicholl (b. 1946), English-born former footballer and manager
  • Peter Nicholl QSO (b. 1944), New Zealand economist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Nicholl Historic Events


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Nicholl Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Donald W Nicholl (b. 1918), Welsh Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy Special Reserve from New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Nicholl, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Nicholl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicholl 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.

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