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Noel Name Meaning

English and French: nickname for someone who had some special connection with the Christmas season, such as owing the particular feudal duty of providing a yule-log to the lord of the manor, or having given a memorable performance as the Lord of Misrule. The name is from Middle English, Old French no(u)el ‘Christmas’ (Latin natalis (dies) ‘birthday’). It was also used as a given name for someone born during the Christmas period.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Noe, Joel, Poel, New, Engel, Noll, Noah, Coe, Noell, Worl

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Where is the Noel family from?

You can see how Noel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 186 Noel families living in New Brunswick. This was about 49% of all the recorded Noel's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Noel families in 1911.
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What did your Noel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Noel. 16% of Noel men worked as a Cultivateur and 13% of Noel women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noel were Journalier and Institutrice.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Cultivateur
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Journalier
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
    13%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Journalier
    7%
  • Institutrice
    7%
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Census Records

There are 143,000 census records available for the last name Noel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Noel 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Noel. 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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Draft Cards

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Noel. For the veterans among your Noel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Noel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Noel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Noel in 1941 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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