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NICHOLAS Family HistoryRecorded in over two hundred variation of the spelling from the traditional English Nicholas, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickless, Nicholds etc. to the Gaelic McNicol and McNickle, this is a surname of ultimately of Ancient Greek origin. It derives from the male personal name "Nikolaos", composed of elements "nickan", to conquer, with "laos", people, and popularly translated as "victory-people". This personal name was a great favourite amongst Christians throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, partly due to the fame of the 4th Century St.
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