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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Nobel Family Occupations

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  • Druggist

    20%
  • F. Labourer

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Jewler

    20%

In 1881, druggist, F. Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nobel. The most common Nobel occupation in Canada was Druggist. 20% of Nobel's were Druggists. A less common occupation for the Nobel family was Jewler.

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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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