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Noble Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin); also French: nickname from Middle English, Old French noble ‘high-born’, ‘distinguished’, ‘illustrious’ (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century, but was re-introduced in the 17th century and is now found mainly in Ulster.Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Knöbel, a surname derived from an archaic German word for a servant. This was the name of a famous rabbinical family which moved from Wiener Neustadt to Sanok in Galicia in the 17th century; several members subsequently emigrated to the U.S.Jewish: Americanized form of Nobel.German: probably a Huguenot name (see 1).Possibly an altered form of German Knobel or Nobel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Noble Families

  • Number of Noble families
     296 - 589
     99 - 295
     1 - 98
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Noble families
     1,354 - 2,705
     452 - 1,353
     1 - 451
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Noble families
     401 - 800
     134 - 400
     1 - 133
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Noble Family Origin

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Noble Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Noble

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Noble Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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