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Noel Family History

Noel Name Meaning
English and French: nickname for someone who had some special connection with the Christmas season, such as owing the particular feudal duty of providing a yule-log to the lord of the manor, or having given a memorable performance as the Lord of Misrule. The name is from Middle English, Old French no(u)el ‘Christmas’ (Latin natalis (dies) ‘birthday’). It was also used as a given name for someone born during the Christmas period.

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

975,334 Historical Documents with Noel on Ancestry.com
257,805 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,867 Military Records
12,275 Immigration Records
139,720 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Noel Families

  • Number of Noel families
     146 - 289
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Noel families
     151 - 299
     51 - 150
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Noel families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Noel Family Origin

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Noel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Noel

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Noel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Noel census records

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Noel Civil War Service Records

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