Nobel Name Meaning

Swedish: shortened form of Nobelius, a Latinized habitational name from a place called Nöbbelöv. This is one of the rare genuine habitational names in Swedish, as distinct from ornamental coinages, which sometimes look like place names. German (also Nöbel): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with not ‘distress’, ‘force’.German (also Nöbel): in some cases a habitational name from a place so named near Danzig (Polish Gdansk) and (Nöbel) from Nöbeln in Saxony. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German nobel ‘noble’.

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

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Nobel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nobel family was Boot & Shoe Dealer. The most common Nobel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Nobel's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nobel.

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Between 1954 and 2003, Nobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nobel in 1954 was 55, and 81 in 2003.

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