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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The church at Ephesus (Rev. 2:6) is commended for hating the
    "deeds" of the Nicolaitanes, and the church of Pergamos is
    blamed for having them who hold their "doctrines" (15). They
    were seemingly a class of professing Christians, who sought to
    introduce into the church a false freedom or licentiousness,
    thus abusing Paul's doctrine of grace (comp. 2 Pet. 2:15, 16,
    19), and were probably identical with those who held the
    doctrine of Baalam (q.v.), Rev. 2:14.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Nicolaitanes, followers of Nicolas