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Nobles Surname History


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Early Origins of the Nobles family


The surname Nobles was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Succeeding was Walter Noblet who held the estates in 1187.

Early History of the Nobles family


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Nobles Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Noblet, Noblett, Noblit, Noblitt and others.

Early Notables of the Nobles family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nobles family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Noblett who arrived in Virginia in 1698; Tobie Noblet who settled in New Orleans in 1848; and Emile Jules Noblet who arrived in Virginia in 1883..

Contemporary Notables of the name Nobles (post 1700)


  • William H. Nobles (1816-1876), American politician, Member of Minnesota Territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1856 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walter E. Nobles Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Nobles, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John H. Nobles, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Green Lake County, 1902 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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