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Nickson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Borderlands , Irish


The roots of the Nickson 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 Nickson family


The surname Nickson 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 Nickson family


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

Nickson Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Nickson 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 Nickson family to Ireland


Some of the Nickson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Nickson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nickson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nickson, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Marjory and six sons and three daughters
  • Eliz Nickson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683 [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)
  • John Nickson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [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)

Nickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Nickson, who arrived in Norfolk, Va in 1817 [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)
  • J N Nickson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)

Nickson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Annie Nickson, (b. 1845), aged 23, British cook travelling from London aboard the ship "Gainsborough" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd May 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Edward G. Nickson, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Mr. Edward Nickson, (b. 1850), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Nickson (post 1700)


  • James Joseph "J. J." Nickson (1915-1985), American physician worked on the Manhattan Project as medical officer
  • George Nickson (1864-1949), Anglican bishop, Bishop of Jarrow (1906–1914) and Bishop of Bristol (1914–1933)
  • Elizabeth Nickson, Canadian writer and journalist, former European bureau chief of Life magazine
  • Susan Nickson (b. 1982), English television screenwriter, creator and writer of the BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–2011)
  • David Wigley Nickson (b. 1929), Baron Nickson, British businessman

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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