McNicol Name Study

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Surnames/tags: McNicol McNichol MacNicol
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the McNICOL name, along with two variants of the name , McNICHOL and MacNICOL.

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Neil McNicol or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Specific goals include, but are not restricted to:

  1. Have like minded people contributing to a common goal.
  2. To promote genealogical research, to achieve a more in depth knowledge of the surname(s).
  3. Break down "brick walls".
  4. To build and maintain a database of McNicol/McNichol/MacNicol families.
  5. Incorporate DNA research/results.

Task List

Building a database of McNicol/McNichol/MacNicol families
Link to file on my OneDrive


Wikipedia - MacNeacail clan
Wikipedia - McNicol notables
Wikipedia - McNichol notables
Surname database
McNicol History
Forebears website

Fun Facts

Generositate - By Generosity

McNicol Surname popularity - 2014

Approximately 5,075 people bear the McNicol surname, as of 2014.

McNicol Surname distribution - 2014


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My 2x gt aunt Ann Sutherland (Sutherland-2982) married James McNicol of Scotland in Australia. Shall I add the McNicol descendants to your study and shall I just restrict them to those who have McNicol as part of their name?