When Nathan Nichols was born on 11 May 1826, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Nathan Spencer Nichols Jr, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Thomas, was 43. He married Orpha Buffington on 4 February 1847, in Marion, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Lincoln Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Hilliar Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 10 January 1885, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, 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.