Nicker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nicker name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Nicker 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] However, the name is best remembered by an American corruption of his name: Santa Claus. The surname Nicker uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Early Origins of the Nicker family

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

Early History of the Nicker family

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

Nicker Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nicker were recorded, including Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

Early Notables of the Nicker family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Nicker family to Ireland

Some of the Nicker 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.

Nicker migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Nicker family emigrate to North America:

Nicker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Nicker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
Nicker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hrich Nicker, aged 44, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [3]

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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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