Noakes Family History

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Noakes Name Meaning

English (southeastern and central): topographic name for someone who lived by some oak trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten okes ‘at the oaks’ (see Nock).

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

Similar surnames: Rokes, Oakes, Goates, Coates, Oakey, Stakes, Oates, Soares, Jakes

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Noakes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Noakes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Noakes. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Noakes Family Origin

Where is the Noakes family from?

Noakes Family Occupations

What did your Noakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Noakes. A less common occupation for the Noakes family was Cooper. The most common Noakes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Noakes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Cooper


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

Noakes Historical Records

What Noakes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Noakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noakes 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Noakes. 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 Noakes. For the veterans among your Noakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Noakes Life Expectancy

What is the average Noakes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Noakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Noakes in 1955 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Noakes 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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