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The ancestors of the Nickel family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Nickel is based on 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)


Nickel Early Origins



The surname Nickel 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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Nickel Spelling Variations


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Nickel Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nickel were recorded, including Nicholl, Niccolls, Nichel, Nichol, Nicholls, Nichols, Nickel, Nickle, Nickles, Nicolls, Nicol, Nycol, Nuckles and many more.

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Nickel Early History


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Nickel Early History



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

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Nickel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nickel 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 Nickel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nickel In Ireland


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Nickel In Ireland



Some of the Nickel 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Nickel arrived in North America very early:

Nickel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Nickel, who came to Philadelphia in 1739
  • Johan Georg Nickel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Joh Jacob Nickel, who arrived in America in 1750-1753
  • Joh Peter Nickel, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Johan Peter Nickel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nickel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Friedr Wilh Nickel, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Elisa Nickel, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Nickel, who was on record in Texas in 1845
  • Sophie Nickel, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Peter Nickel, who landed in America in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nickel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Nickel, who landed in Chile in 1912

Nickel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Nickel, who came to Canada with the United Empire Loyalists in 1783

Nickel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Nickel, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Heinrich Nickel, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Johan Nickel, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • Cornelius Nickel, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nickel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nickel (post 1700)



  • Gil Nickel (1939-2003), American vintner, owner of the Far Niente Winery in the Napa Valley
  • Elbert Everett "Elbie" Nickel (1922-2007), American NFL football tight end who played eleven seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1947-1957)
  • Herman Nickel (b. 1928), American journalist and diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1982-1986)
  • Richard Nickel (1928-1972), American photographer and historian
  • Kelly Nickel (b. 1962), American bassist who has played in various bands
  • James W. Nickel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2000
  • J. Kelso Nickel, American Republican politician, Burgess of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, 1927-35
  • Herman W. Nickel (b. 1928), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1982-86
  • H. W. Nickel, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of San Bernardino, California, 2013
  • C. F. Nickel, American politician, Mayor of Frostburg, Maryland, 1898-1901
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Nickel


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Suggested Readings for the name Nickel



  • The Story of Benjamin Nickel by Phyllis Ferrara.
  • History of the Nickell Family by Joe Nickell.

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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


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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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Nickel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nickel 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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