Noe Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, French (Noé, Noë), Spanish (Noé), Catalan (Noè): from the Biblical personal name Noach ‘Noah’, which means ‘comfort’ in Hebrew. According to the Book of Genesis, Noah, having been forewarned by God, built an ark into which he took his family and representatives of every species of animal, and so was saved from the flood that God sent to destroy the world because of human wickedness. The personal name was not common among non-Jews in the Middle Ages, but the Biblical story was an extremely popular subject for miracle plays. In many cases, therefore, the surname probably derives from a nickname referring to someone who had played the part of Noah in a miracle play or pageant, rather than from a personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Noel, Noa, Doe, Roe, Boe, Noy, Hoe, Nye, No, Noah

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Noe Family Origin

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Noe Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Noe. 19% of Noe men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Noe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noe were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

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Noe Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Noe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Noe in 1948 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

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