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Noe Surname Meaning

German Dutch and English (London); French and 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. The usual English form of the surname is Noy . French (Noë): habitational name from La Noë the name of several places in the northern part of France derived from the Gaulish word nauda ‘water meadow boggy place’; it is a cognate of Noue (see Lanoue ) and in North America possibly also an altered form of this. French (Noé): variant of Noël (see Noel ). French (Noé): habitational name from any of several places so named ultimately from Latin nucarius ‘walnut tree’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Noel, Noa, Doe, Roe, Boe, Noy, Hoe, Nye, No, Noah

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You can see how Noe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Noe families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Noe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Noe families in 1911.
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What did your Noe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Noe. 40% of Noe men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
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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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