Nicholas Family Crest
The English surname Nicholas, also found in Scotland, is derived from the personal name Nicholas from the Greek Nikolaos, from nikan ‘to conquer’ and laos ‘people.’ The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Waleram Nicholai, which was dated 1198, in the "Curia Regis Rolls of Suffolk." The name is first recorded in the New World in 1621 when Austin Nicholas is recorded in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 27,000 bearers of the surname Nicholas living in the United States.

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