Early Origins of the Nickolaus family
The surname Nickolaus was first found in Austria
, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. The name refers to St. Nickolaus, the patron saint of seafaring merchants and the protector of children.
Early History of the Nickolaus family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nickolaus research.Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1339, 1402, 1417, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Nickolaus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nickolaus Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Nickolaus include Nicholas, Nickelas, Nicholaus, Nicolaus, Nicolas, Nichlas, Nicklas, Niclas, Niklas, Nikolaus, Nikelaus, Nickelaus, Nickolaus and many more.
Early Notables of the Nickolaus family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Nickolaus were Nikolaus von der Fluee (1417-87), who was a Swiss hermit, and was canonized in 1947. Nikolaus von Jeroschin was a priest of the Teutonic Order. He wrote a life of St. Adalbert and a verse... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nickolaus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nickolaus family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria
became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Nickolaus were
Nickolaus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Nickolaus, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Nickolaus (post 1700)
- George F. Nickolaus, American politician, Mayor of Columbia, Missouri, 1967-69 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html