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Origins of the McNichol surname

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About the McNichols

We have a total number of 4471 records for people with the last name McNichol.

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Where do most McNichols live?

In 1921, most McNichols lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about McNichols

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,310 records for the McNichol surname. The oldest one dates back to 1849.

Who were McNichols most likely to marry?

Mc Nichols



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What are the most common McNichol first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McNichols

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for McNichols in 1921
Domestic Servant






General Serv


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for McNichols in 1921


General Labourer


Coal Miner






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