Nickaelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nickaelson was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes 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] However, the name is best remembered by an American corruption of his name: Santa Claus. The surname Nickaelson uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Early Origins of the Nickaelson family

The surname Nickaelson was first found in Cumberland and Northumberland where "most families of this name trace." [2]

Important Dates for the Nickaelson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nickaelson research. Another 76 words (5 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 Nickaelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nickaelson Spelling Variations

Nickaelson has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Nickaelson have been found, including Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

Early Notables of the Nickaelson family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Nickaelson family to Ireland

Some of the Nickaelson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nickaelson family

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 Nickaelsons to arrive on North American shores: Garret Nicholson, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Alex Nicholson, who settled in Virginia in 1650; as well as George, Jane, John, Phillip Nicholson also settled in Virginia.

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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.
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