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Where did the English Noaks family come from? What is the English Noaks family crest and coat of arms? When did the Noaks family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Noaks family history?The name Noaks is thought to come from the Middle English phrase "atten okes," meaning "at the oaks;" as such it was likely originally a name for someone who lived by some oak trees.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.
First found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat. This ancient Saxon name in derived from common usage from Atte en Oak, a place designation, which originated in those counties surrounding London known as the home counties. including Sussex, Essex, and others. By 1326 the name was well entrenched in that region and Richard Attenok is recording with estates in Buckingham in 1275, and was succeeded by Richard Noke.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noaks research. Another 228 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1690, 1692, and 1737 are included under the topic Early Noaks History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noaks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jo Nokes, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650; William Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1654; George Noakes, who settled in Maryland in 1669.
The Noaks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noaks Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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