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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


Similar surnames: Nebel, Lobel, Robel, Sobel, Gabel, Knobel, Kober, Kobel, Hober, Zobel

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You can see how Nobel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nobel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nobel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Nobel families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Nobel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nobel families in 1911.
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What did your Nobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Nobel. 100% of Nobel men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Nobel women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Nobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nobel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nobel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nobel. For the veterans among your Nobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nobel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, 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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