Nichols family crest
Colors on the Nichols family crest explained
Argent (silver) - signifies peacefulness and sincerity, both of which the Nichols were known for.
Azure (blue) - represents the Nichols family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Symbols on the Nichols family crest explained
The sun - symbolizes splendor and everlasting glory with a connection to the fountain of life.
Ermine background pattern - represents purity and a mark of dignity and social standing.
The horizontal bars across the shield signifies how the Nichols were people who upheld the highest standards of religion and honor.
The lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The crown - signifies authority either in relation to royalty, societal standing or military ranking.
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Origins of the Nichols family name
The earliest known origin of the family name Nichols is from the Anglo-Saxon culture of England.
The name is derived from the given name Nicholas, which itself is derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), meaning "victory of the people".
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Summary of the Nichols family and the Nichols family crest
- The name was popular among early Christians, as Saint Nicholas was a popular figure in the religion.
- The name Nichols first appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, which is a record of the landholdings and possessions of the nobility in England.
- The name was introduced to England by the Normans during the Norman Conquest in 1066.
- The Normans were of French origin, and the name Nicholas was common in France at the time.
- The Nichols family name is found primarily in the southern region of England and in the county of Wiltshire.
- The name Nichols has been spelled many different ways over the years, including Nicholls, Nickolls, Nickless, and Nickson.
- The Nichols family name is associated with the occupation of tailoring and the wool trade.
- The first Nichols in America was probably Richard Nichols, who emigrated from England in 1634 and settled in Massachusetts.
- His grandson, Thomas Nichols, was one of the first settlers of Exeter, Rhode Island. The Nichols family has been prominent in Rhode Island ever since.
- Today, the name is still most common in the United States and mostly in the United Kingdom, particularly in England.
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