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Noble Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin); also French: nickname from Middle English, Old French noble ‘high-born’, ‘distinguished’, ‘illustrious’ (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 13th century, but was re-introduced in the 17th century and is now found mainly in Ulster. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Knöbel, a surname derived from an archaic German word for a servant. This was the name of a famous rabbinical family which moved from Wiener Neustadt to Sanok in Galicia in the 17th century; several members subsequently emigrated to the U.S. Jewish: Americanized form of Nobel. German: probably a Huguenot name (see 1). Possibly an altered form of German Knobel or Nobel.

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

Similar surnames: Doble, Coble, Nolle, Noblet, Nobbe, Noe, Molle, Roble, Sole, Hole

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Noble Family Origin

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Noble Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Noble. 15% of Noble men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Noble women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noble were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Noble Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 464,000 census records available for the last name Noble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noble 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Noble. 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 64,000 military records available for the last name Noble. For the veterans among your Noble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Noble Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Noble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Noble in 1941 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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