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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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Student

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Noble. The most common Noble occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Noble's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Noble family was Going To School.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Noble

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