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 1880, a less common occupation for the Noe family was Farm Laborer. The most common Noe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Noe's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Noe.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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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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