Noble Family History
Noble Name Meaning
English Scottish and French: status name or nickname from Middle English Old French noble ‘high-born distinguished illustrious’ (from Latin nobilis) denoting someone of lofty birth or character or someone who poses as a nobleman 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. Compare French Lenoble . Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German Knöbel Knobel and Nobel . Spanish: nickname from noble ‘noble’ or ‘courteous kind’ (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022