When Margaret McPhail Nicol was born on 9 December 1879, in New Zealand, her father, Walter Nicol, was 36 and her mother, Catherine McDonald, was 32. She married Donald Frederick Scott on 1 March 1904, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 13 October 1939, in Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand, at the age of 59.
Scottish: variant of Nichol .
Breton (rarely Le Nicol), French, and German: from a shortened form of a personal name, Breton and French Nicolas , German Nikolaus (see Nicholas ).
In some cases also an American shortened (and altered) form of Greek Nikolas , its variant Nicolas , or of any of various derivatives of the personal name Nikola(o)s ‘Nicholas’, including Nikolis (see Nicoli ). Compare Nichol and Nicola .