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Noyes Surname History


Origins Available: English , French


The ancestors of the Noyes family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Noyes is based on the Old English given name Noye.


Early Origins of the Noyes family


The surname Noyes was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Noyes family


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Noyes Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Noyes include Noyes, Noye, Nye, Nie, Noyers, Noyce, Noise and others.

Early Notables of the Noyes family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Noyes (1524-1614); and his son, Rev. William Noyes (1568-1622), an English clergyman, Rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire. Peter Noyes was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Andover in 1614. Reverend Nicholas Noyes Jr...
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Migration of the Noyes family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Noyess to arrive on North American shores:

Noyes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Noyes, who settled in New England between 1620-1650
  • James Noyes, who settled in New England in 1630
  • James Noyes (1608-1656), English clergyman from Wiltshire who immigrated to Massachusetts in 1634, founder of Newbury, Massachusetts, his original home is on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Elizabeth Noyes, who settled in Massachusetts in 1638
  • Peter and Sarah Noyes, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1652

Noyes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I. M. Noyes, who settled in New York state in 1822
  • E. S. Noyes, who settled in San Francisco in 1856
  • Arthur Noyes, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Charles Noyes, aged 46, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • B. B. Noyes, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1894
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Noyes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles F. Noyes, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Agnes Noyes, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Charles C. Noyes, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Agnes H. Noyes, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Alex D. Noyes, aged 52, who immigrated to America, in 1915
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Noyes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A.R. Noyes, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Augustus" in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Noyes (post 1700)


  • Florence Fleming Noyes (1871-1928), American classical dancer, eponym of The Noyes School of Rhythm
  • Walter Chadwick Noyes (1865-1926), American jurist, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1907-1913)
  • William Curtis Noyes (1805-1864), American jurist
  • Paul Noyes, American football coach at Northwestern University in the 1893 season
  • Newbold Noyes Jr., (1918-1997), American publisher, journalist and newspaper editor
  • Joseph C. Noyes (1798-1868), American politician, United States Representative from Maine (1837-1839)
  • Harriet Newell Noyes (1844-1924), American Presbyterian educator, writer, and missionary who founded the True Light Middle School, the first women's school in Guangdong Province, China
  • William A. Noyes (1857-1941), American analytical and organic chemist, recipient of the Priestley Medal in 1935
  • Henry Halsey Noyes (1910-2005), American writer
  • Eliot Noyes (1910-1977), American architect and designer of the IBM Selectric in 1961
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