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Noah Family History

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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Where is the Noah family from?

You can see how Noah families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noah family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noah families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Noah families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Noah's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Noah families in 1840.
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What did your Noah ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Noah. 25% of Noah men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Noah women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noah were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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