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Nicholson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the personal name Nicholas. The Latin form of this name was Nicolaus, and it was derived from the Greek name Nikolaos, which is derived from the words nikan, which means to conquer, and laos, which means 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)
However, the name is best remembered by an American corruption of his name: Santa Claus. The surname Nicholson uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Nicholson Early Origins



The surname Nicholson was first found in Cumberland and Northumberland where "most families of this name trace." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Nicholson Spelling Variations


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Nicholson Spelling Variations



Nicholson has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

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Nicholson Early History


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Nicholson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicholson research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1669, 1688, 1683, 1688, 1655, 1728, 1694, 1698, 1712, 1714, 1720 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Nicholson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicholson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nicholson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nicholson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nicholson In Ireland


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Nicholson In Ireland



Some of the Nicholson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nicholsons to arrive on North American shores:

Nicholson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Garret Nicholson, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Nicholson, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Garret Nicholson, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Eliz Nicholson, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Georg Nicholson, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Nicholson, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Peter Nicholson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • William Nicholson, who arrived in Maryland in 1720
  • George, Nicholson Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1724
  • Geo Nicholson, who landed in Virginia in 1724
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Nicholson, who landed in America in 1808
  • Duncan Nicholson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1809
  • Christopher Nicholson, aged 31, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • J M Nicholson, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • S Nicholson, aged 26, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Nicholson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. James Nicholson U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Nicholson U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Nicholson U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Nicholson U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Nicholson, aged 35, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Samuel" from Liverpool, England
  • Robert Nicholson, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Samuel" from Liverpool, England
  • Dond Nicholson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • J C Nicholson, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • A Nicholson, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • F Nicholson, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Nicholson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Nicholson, aged 20, a shoemaker, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • G. Nicholson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • James Nicholson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Daniel Nicholson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Martin Luther" in 1840 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARTIN LUTHER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MartinLuther.gif
  • Jane Nicholson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Martin Luther" in 1840 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARTIN LUTHER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MartinLuther.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nicholson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Nicholson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842
  • Thomas D. Nicholson, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Alison Nicholson, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Catherine Ria Nicholson, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Janet Dickson Nicholson, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicholson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nicholson (post 1700)



  • John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (b. 1937), three-time Academy award winning American actor, film director and producer
  • Robert James "Jim" Nicholson (b. 1938), American Secretary of Veterans Affairs from January 2005 to October 2007
  • Sir Sydney Nicholson (1875-1947), English choir director, founder of the Royal College of Music
  • Elliot Nicholson (1871-1953), English rugby union player
  • Paul Nicholson (b. 1954), Canadian NHL ice hockey forward
  • Edward Max Nicholson (1904-2003), Irish environmentalist, ornithologist and internationalist, and a founder of the World Wildlife Fund
  • Sir Charles Nicholson (1808-1903), 1st Baronet, British-Australian politician and explorer
  • Joyce Nicholson (1919-2011), Australian author
  • Geoff Nicholson (b. 1953), British novelist and non-fiction writer
  • Admiral Sir William William Coldingham Nicholson KCB (1863-1932), British Royal Navy officer, Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Nicholson Historic Events


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Nicholson Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Robert Wesley Nicholson (1905-1941), Australian Warrant Electrician from Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas W Nicholson (b. 1916), English Cook serving for the Royal Navy from Gateshead, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred F Nicholson (b. 1912), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Barlett Nicholson, British Corporal, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Nicholson, British Canteen NAAFI, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Charles Duncan Nicholson, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur Ernest Nicholson (d. 1912), aged 64, English First Class passenger from Shanklin, Isle of Wight who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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: Per Castra ad astra
Motto Translation: Through the camp to the stars.


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Citations


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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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARTIN LUTHER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MartinLuther.gif

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Nicholson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nicholson 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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