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Origins of the McNicholson surname

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About the McNicholsons

We have a total number of 121 records for people with the last name McNicholson.

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Where do most McNicholsons live?

In 1921, most McNicholsons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McNicholsons

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We have 100 records for the McNicholson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were McNicholsons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common McNicholson first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Catherine

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Common jobs for McNicholsons

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

Common Female occupations for McNicholsons in 1921
At Home


Cotton Factory


Domestic Servant




Crofter Daughter


Common Male occupations for McNicholsons in 1921
Farm Labourer


Colliery Labourer Above Ground


Cotton Factory




Assistant Hosier


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