Please Note!!  Website frequently updated. Last Update:  25-Jul-2014.   Brian

Nichols Y-Chromosome Study:

The patrilineages and current results for our participants are shown below.  Click on the bold, blue, underlined text, for more genealogical info on each of our participants.  Please keep in mind that these genealogies are provided by the participants and therefore any questions regarding their validity and/or specific citations, should be sent to them if they provided an email address.   Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for further details regarding interpreting this results table.  We are interested in recruiting anyone with the surname of Nichols, including variants such as Nicholls, Nickels, Nickells, Nickols, McNichols, MacNichol, Nicholas, Nickell, Nicoll, Nicholson, MacNicol, etc.   If you have any questions regarding this website or possible participation, please email me, Brian Hamman, at brianhamman@yahoo.com

You can order a kit at the following link:  http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=V69432&special=True&projecttype=S

Background info on Y-chromosome testing for genealogy can be found here:  http://www.familytreedna.com/dna101.html

Here is the Family Tree DNA version of our Nichols results website:  http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Nichols/?iframe=ydnacolor

   Click here for a Nichols (and close spelling variants) Y-DNA map of England/Wales or here for a Y-DNA map of Scotland.  These maps are numbered based on distinct Y-DNA lines identified from the table shown below that are traced back to specific areas of England/Wales or Scotland. Although we’ve identified nearly 90 different Nichols (and close spelling variants) Y-DNA lines in our project, only 14 have proven descent from a specific area of England/Wales and 5 from Scotland.  If you clearly trace your Nichols (or close spelling variant) line to an area not yet represented on these maps, please email me at brianhamman@yahoo.com

 

                                   Results for Nichols Surname Project

 

 

 

 

 

Number of STRs at Each Y-Chromosome Marker/DYS*

 

Kit#

Earliest Proven Nichols

Ancestor/Patrilineage

Hga

3

9

3

 

3

9

0

 

1

9

 

3

9

1

 

3

8

5

a

3

8

5

b

4

2

6

3

8

8

 

4

3

9

 

3

8

9

-1

3

9

2

 

3

8

9

-2

4

5

8

4

5

9

a

4

5

9

b

4

5

5

 

4

5

4

4

4

7

 

4

3

7

4

4

8

4

4

9

 

4

6

4

a

4

6

4

b

4

6

4

c

4

6

4

d

4

6

0

G

A

T

A

H

4

Y

C

A

II

a

Y

C

A

II

b

4

5

6

 

6

0

7

 

5

7

6

 

5

7

0

C

D

Y

a

C

D

Y

b

4

4

2

4

3

8

38

to

67

 

??

Participants Belonging To Haplogroup R1b = R-M343 (nearly all are R1b1a2 = R-M269)

 

Proposed Descendants of Richard Nichols Living in Ipswich, Massachusetts, by 1638 (Hg = R-U106 >Z381>Z156>Z307)

 

14800

Richard Nichols (John2, Richard3, John4) /

b. bef. 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

15

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

14

16

17

18

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

17

 

 

14

 

 

18

 

 

17

 

 

37

 

 

38

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

58455

Richard Nichols (John2, Richard3, John4) /

b. bef 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

15

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

14

16

17

18

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

17

 

 

15

 

 

18

 

 

17

 

 

37

 

 

38

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

SMGF-1

Richard Nichols (John2, Richard3, Richard4) /

b. bef 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

 ?

19

29

15

16

17

18

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

17

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

12

 

   A-1

Richard Nichols (John2, Samuel3) /

b. bef 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

17

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

13893

Joseph Nichols/

m. 1730, Framingham, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

16

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

18

 

22

 

17

 

14

 

17

 

17

 

38

 

38

 

12

 

12

 

35376

Samuel Nichols/

b. 1774/1782, New England (MA/NH/CT);

d. 1850, St. Chrysostome, Quebec

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

17

 

 

14

 

 

18

 

 

17

 

 

37

 

 

38

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

13894

Samuel Nichols/

m. 1767, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

18

 

22

 

17

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

37

 

39

 

12

 

12

 

137332

James Nichols/

b. 1793, Columbia Co., New York

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

18

 

22

 

17

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

37

 

39

 

12

 

12

 

141951

Samuel Nichols/

m. 1794, Sedgwick, Hancock Co., Maine

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

18

 

22

 

17

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

37

 

39

 

12

 

12

 

285484

Richard Nichols (James2, Jonathan3) /

b. bef 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

11

11

14

12

12

12

14

13

30

17

 9

 9

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

18

 

22

 

17

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

37

 

39

 

12

 

12

 

A-6

Richard Nichols (James2, William3) /

b. bef 1618, British Isles,

d. 1674, Reading, Massachusetts

R-Z307

13

24

15

10

11

14

12

12

13

13

13

30

17

 9

 9

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

18

11

11

18

22

17

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

 

 

?

12

12

 

Proposed Descendants of George Nichols, Sr. Living in South Carolina in Late 1700s (Hg = R-P312)

 

7227

George Nichols Jr./

b. ca 1755, Newberry Dist, S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

10

 

19

 

22

 

16

 

15

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

40

 

12

12

 

++

7228

George Nichols Jr./

b. ca 1755, Newberry Dist, S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

23

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7229

Luke Nichols/

b. 1808 in/near Lexington Co, S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

10

 

19

 

22

 

16

 

15

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

40

 

12

 

12

 

7230

Luke Nichols/

b. 1808 in/near Lexington Co, S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23311

Arthur Nichols/

b. ca 1807, Kershaw Dist., S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

10

 

19

 

22

 

16

 

15

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

40

 

12

 

12

 

77023

Joseph Nichols Sr./

b. ca 1760, Newberry Dist., S. Carolina

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

10

 

19

 

22

 

16

 

15

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

40

 

12

12

 

++

230540

Christopher Nichols/

b. ~1762, S. Carolina; d. ~1845, Alabama

R-P312

13

24

14

11

 9

15

12

12

10

13

13

29

17

 9

 9

11

11

24

14

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

10

 

19

 

22

 

16

 

15

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

40

 

12

12

 

++

Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype (WAMH)

 

Athey's "Super" 37-marker WAMH  

("WAMH" = 12-marker "AMH")

R1b1a2

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

17

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

18

 

17

 

37

 

38

 

12

 

12

 

Descendents of Daniel Nichols, b. in North Carolina in 1768 and d. in Tennessee (Hg = R-P312)

 

14651

Daniel Nichols/

b. 1768, Virginia/North Carolina

R-L21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

13

13

13

29

16

 9

 9

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

18

 

16

 

37

 

38

 

12

 

12

 

24299

Daniel Nichols/

b. 1768, North Carolina

R-L21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

13

13

13

29

16

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

18

 

16

 

37

 

38

 

12

12

 

++

264597

James Nichols/

b. 1823, Missouri(?); d. 1894

R-L21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

13

13

13

29

16

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

15

17

18

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

18

 

16

 

38

 

38

 

12

12

++

37/37 Match for Descendants of Thomas Nichols Who Died in Rhode Island in 1708 (a WAMH surprisingly under Hg = R-U106 >Z18>L257)

 

23112

Thomas Nichols Sr./

b. bef 1645, Rhode Island (Wales?)

R-L257

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

 

18

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

11

 

25

 

15

 

19

 

31

 

15

 

17

 

17

 

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

16

 

16

 

37

 

38

 

12

 

12

 

++

N-

21903

Thomas Nichols Sr./

b. abt 1635, Wales;

d. 1708, Rhode Island

R-L257

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

 

 

18

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

 

11

 

 

11

 

 

25

 

 

15

 

 

19

 

 

31

 

 

15

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

145503

Nathan Nichols/

b. 1748, Frederick Co., Virginia

R-L257

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

 

18

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

11

 

25

 

15

 

19

 

31

 

15

 

17

 

17

 

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

16

 

16

 

37

 

38

 

12

12

 

++

198972

Nichols/

??????

R-L257

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

 

18

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

11

 

25

 

15

 

19

 

31

 

15

 

17

 

17

 

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

15

 

16

 

16

 

37

 

38

 

12

 

12

 

Unexpected Match Between Nicholls, Nickell, and Nichols Lines (Hg = R-P312)

 

35326

George Nicholls/

b. 1692, Cornwall County, England

R-M269

13

24

14

11

11

15

12

12

12

13

13

29

20

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

30

15

16

17

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12895

James Nickell/

d. 1796, Rockingham Co., N. Carolina

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

17

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

16

 

17

 

18

 

39

 

43

 

12

 

12

 

67557

Andrew Nichols/

b. ~1806, S. Carolina; in Limestone Co., AL, in 1860

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

17

17

 

11

 

11

 

19

 

23

 

16

 

16

 

17

 

18

 

41

 

43

 

12

 

12

 

++

Exact 37/37 Match for Nichols of early Bledsoe Co., Tennessee (Hg = R-P312)

 

34391

William Nichols/

in Bledsoe Co., Tennesee, by 1812

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

31

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

11

 

19

 

25

 

16

 

15

 

19

 

16

 

35

 

35

 

12

 

12

 

39081

William Nichols/

b. ca 1790; d. 1872, Lauderdale Co., MS

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

31

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

11

 

19

 

25

 

16

 

15

 

19

 

16

 

35

 

35

 

12

 

12

 

77943

John Nichols/

in Tennessee by 1807

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

31

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

11

 

19

 

25

 

16

 

15

 

19

 

16

 

35

 

35

 

12

 

12

 

233635

John Nichols/

b. 1780, d. 1845, Arkansas

R-P312

WAMH

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

29

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

31

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

11

 

19

 

25

 

16

 

15

 

19

 

16

 

35

 

35

 

12

 

12

 

A-7

Nicholas (distant match to above 3?) /

~1810, West Wales

R-P312

13

23

14

11

11

14

12

12

13

13

13

29

17

?

?

11

11

25

?

19

30

15

16

16

17

10

11

19

25

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

12

 

Match Between Nichols Lines Mostly of 18th Century North Carolina (Hg = R-P312)

 

153891

Reuben D. Nichols/

b. 1805, Mississippi; d. 1840s, Arkansas

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

37

 

12

 

12

++

40533

Henry Nichols (Jeremiah2) /

b. ca 1770, North Carolina

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

++

127824

Henry Nichols (Hesekiah2) /

b. ca 1770, North Carolina

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

++

165616

Joel Nichols /

b. ca 1752, Pitt Co., North Carolina

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

++

234443

Henry Harmon Nichols /

b. 1855, Louisiana; d. bef 1880, Louisiana

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

175256

Reuben Nichols (Joel2, Samuel3) /

b. ca 1765, Pitt Co., North Carolina

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

10

10

19

23

15

14

19

17

36

36

12

12

 

112863

William Nichols/

b. ca 1800 Pitt Co., North Carolina

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30

17

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

16

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

++

17761

William E. Nichols/

b. 1810, South Carolina  

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

11

30

18

 9

10

11

11

25

15

19

29

15

15

16

17

 

10

 

10

 

19

 

23

 

15

 

14

 

18

 

17

 

36

 

36

 

12

 

12

 

81852

Nichols/

???

R-DF21

13

24

14

11

11

14

12

12

12

13

13

30