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Nicolas : 1: Spanish (Nicolás) French Walloon Breton and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the personal name Nicolás (Spanish) Nicolas (French Breton) from Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas). In France this surname is most common in Brittany.2: English (southern England and Glamorgan): variant of Nicholas.3: Greek: from a variant of the personal name Nikola(o)s (see Nicholas) or in most cases an (American) shortened form of any of various Greek derivatives of this personal name e.g. Nikolaidis or Nikolaides which are also spelled Nicolaidis and Nicolaides. See also Nikolas compare Nicola.4: Americanized form of Croatian and Serbian Nikolaš (see Nikolas) or of any of various Serbian Macedonian or Bulgarian patronymics from the personal name Nikola ‘Nicholas’; see Nickolas compare Nicola.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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