Noah Family History

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Noah Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish (Sephardic and Israeli): from the Biblical personal name Noah (see Noe). English: probably a variant spelling of Noar, a topographic name derived from misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten ore ‘at the bank or steep slope’ (Old English ora).

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

Similar surnames: Noa, Hoar, Nock, North, Roch, Noe, Hoad, Noth, Oak, Nord

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Noah Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Noah name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Noah. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Noah Family Origin

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Noah Family Occupations

What did your Noah ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Noah occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Noah's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Noah family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Noah.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Noah ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Noah Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Noah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noah census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Noah. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Noah. For the veterans among your Noah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Noah Life Expectancy

What is the average Noah lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Noah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Noah in 1949 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Noah ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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