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Nicholson Clan

Meaning “son of Nicol”, the Nicholson surname can trace its origins back as far as Greece where the word Nicol was derived from the Greek ‘Νικόλαος’, meaning, “victory people”. The name first came to Britain with the Normans and would go on to be used by two clans, the lowland Clan Nicholson, and the unrelated Clan MacNeacail of Skye.

The position of clan chief of Nicholson is currently vacant. However, Adam Nicolson, 5th Lord Carnock, could legitimately claim it should he desire.

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Septs: MACNEACAIL, MACNICHOL, MACNICOL, MCNEACAIL, MCNICHOL, MCNICOL, NICHOLSON, NICOLSON
Motto: GENEROSITATE
Translation: BY GENEROSITY
Crest: A lion issuant Or, armed and langued Gules.
scottish nicolson hunting ancient tartan

Nicolson Hunting Ancient Tartan

scottish nicolson hunting modern tartan

Nicolson Hunting Modern Tartan

scottish nicolson modern tartan

Nicolson Modern Tartan