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  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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One of the variant spellings of Nichols, from Nichol, a Middle English vernacular form of the given name Nicholas + the suffix -s.

Examples

  • Sir Jasper Nicolls is a man of very strong common sense, and very wary of giving his confidence, or, indeed, of developing any of his intentions.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Many ended long legacies in Manhattan: The great-granddaughter of Mathias Nicolls—secretary under Francis Lovelace—left in May for Scotland with her husband, John Loudon McAdam, who in a matter of decades would invent a road-building method that still bears his surname.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Many ended long legacies in Manhattan: The great-granddaughter of Mathias Nicolls—secretary under Francis Lovelace—left in May for Scotland with her husband, John Loudon McAdam, who in a matter of decades would invent a road-building method that still bears his surname.

    The King's Best Highway

  • According to Newsday some civic leaders: "worry that placing it on 11 acres in a wooded area near the campus 'main entrance will jeopardize a" greenbelt "of trees along Nicolls Road and commercialize the roadway."

    The Stony Brook University Hotel is: Jobs, Baby, Jobs

  • Governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant had heard of the fleet's arrival at Boston, but he was at Fort Orange now Albany when he was told that Nicolls was moving toward New Amsterdam.

    History of American Women

  • In 1665, Governor Nicolls denies a request from English towns on Long Island for a general assembly, but establishes the Duke's Laws, which include a system of local government that is eventually used by all of New York.

    History of American Women

  • Anneke's heirs secured a new patent for the farm from Governor Nicolls on March 27, 1667.

    History of American Women

  • He and Governor Nicolls became warm friends, and many a time they met and drank wine and told stories at each other's tables.

    History of American Women

  • In one year, Nicolls' tact and energy had transformed the province into an English colony.

    History of American Women

  • Upon arrival, Nicolls demanded the surrender of the fort.

    History of American Women

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