Noblet Surname History

Early Origins of the Noblet family

The surname Noblet 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] 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.

Important Dates for the Noblet family

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Noblet Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Noblet family (pre 1700)

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Noblet migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Noblet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tobie Noblet, who arrived in New Orleans in 1848
  • Tobie Noblet who settled in New Orleans in 1848
  • Emile Jules Noblet who arrived in Virginia in 1883
  • Emile Jules Noblet, who settled in Norfolk, VA in 1883

Noblet migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Noblet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Noblet who settled in Québec in 1758

Noblet migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Noblet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Noblet, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Noblet (post 1700)

  • Marie-Élisabeth "Lise" Noblet (1801-1852), French ballet dancer
  • Geffery Noblet (1916-2006), Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1950 to 1953
  • Adrien Noblet, Australian missionary to New Caledonia


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved
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