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Origins of the Nicholas surname

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About the Nicholases

We have a total number of 80356 records for people with the last name Nicholas.

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Where do most Nicholases live?

In 1921, most Nicholases lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Nicholases

How common is your surname?

618th most common surname in the UK

We have 68,700 records for the Nicholas surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Nicholases most likely to marry?

Joneses

&

Williamses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Nicholases.

What are the most common Nicholas first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Nicholases

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

Common Female occupations for Nicholases in 1921
Dressmaker

374

General Servant Domestic

201

Domestic Servant

183

House Servant

163

Laundress

156

Common Male occupations for Nicholases in 1921
Farmer

406

Agricultural Labourer

365

Coal Miner

266

General Labourer

261

Carpenter

259

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