Nyckolson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nyckolson originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled 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 Nyckolson uses the patronymic suffix -son.

Early Origins of the Nyckolson family

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

Important Dates for the Nyckolson family

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

Nyckolson Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Nyckolson has appeared include Nicholson, Nichaelson, Nichalson, Nicherson and others.

Early Notables of the Nyckolson family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nyckolson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nyckolson family to Ireland

Some of the Nyckolson 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 Nyckolson family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Nyckolson arrived in North America very early: 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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