Nikkerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Nikkerson is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It 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 Nikkerson uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Early Origins of the Nikkerson family

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

Important Dates for the Nikkerson family

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

Nikkerson Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nikkerson has undergone many spelling variations, including Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

Early Notables of the Nikkerson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Nikkerson family to Ireland

Some of the Nikkerson 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.

Migration of the Nikkerson family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nikkerson were among those contributors: Garret Nicholson, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Alex Nicholson, who settled in Virginia in 1650; as well as George, Jane, John, Phillip Nicholson also settled in Virginia.

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.
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