Nickalson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nickalson is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and 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 Nickalson uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Early Origins of the Nickalson family

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

Important Dates for the Nickalson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nickalson 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 Nickalson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nickalson Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Nickalson has been spelled many different ways, including Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

Early Notables of the Nickalson family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Nickalson family to Ireland

Some of the Nickalson 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 Nickalson family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Nickalsons to arrive in North America: 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.

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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