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Nicks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Nicks family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use their surname. It is derived from the personal name Nicholas, which was Nik, or Nikke in Old English.


Early Origins of the Nicks family


The surname Nicks was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Nicks family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nicks research.
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1662, 1646 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Nicks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nicks Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Nixon, Nicksoun, Nickson, Nicheson, Nickson and others.

Early Notables of the Nicks family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Nixon, English legendary prophet of Cheshire, however, many accounts about him appear to be in conflict with each other, it is generally...
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Migration of the Nicks family to Ireland


Some of the Nicks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 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 Nicks family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nicks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nicks, aged 23, who arrived in Barbados in 1634 [1]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)

Nicks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Nicks, aged 28, who landed in Ohio in 1812 [1]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)

Nicks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Philip Nicks, aged 37, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Contemporary Notables of the name Nicks (post 1700)


  • Hakeem Nicks (b. 1988), American NFL football wide receiver for the New York Giants
  • Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (b. 1948), American eight-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, she has produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Nash Nicks Winstead (b. 1925), American academic

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  1. ^ 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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