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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.

Nickson Early Origins



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.

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Nickson Spelling Variations


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Nickson Spelling Variations



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

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Nickson Early History


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Nickson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nickson research. Another 189 words (14 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.

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Nickson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nickson Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nickson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nickson In Ireland


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Nickson In Ireland



Some of the Nickson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



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
  • John Nickson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683

Nickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Nickson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward G. Nickson, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nickson (post 1700)


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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 (19061914) and Bishop of Bristol (19141933)
  • 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 (20012011)
  • David Wigley Nickson (b. 1929), Baron Nickson, British businessman

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2016 at 21:30.

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