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Nikkel Family History

Nikkel Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nickel, Mickel, Nitzel, Mikel, Nickey, Nickol, Rickel, Bickel, Nebel

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Where is the Nikkel family from?

You can see how Nikkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nikkel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nikkel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Nikkel families living in Manitoba. This was about 78% of all the recorded Nikkel's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Nikkel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nikkel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nikkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nikkel. 49% of Nikkel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Nikkel women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nikkel were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nikkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nikkel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 501 immigration records available for the last name Nikkel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 264 military records available for the last name Nikkel. For the veterans among your Nikkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nikkel lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nikkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nikkel in 1959 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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