When Lewis Nichols was born on 24 May 1802, in Johnson, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, his father, Levi Nichols, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Newton, was 38. He married Rebecca Tharp on 7 June 1825, in St. Albans Township, Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blendon Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 10 January 1884, in Jersey Township, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Jersey, Licking, Ohio, United States.
English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.