Noblé History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Noblé family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.

Noblé is a nickname type of surname for a person of exceptionally graceful character having derived from the Old French word noble, which was of essentially the same meaning as the modern English term. "This complimentary sobriquet was not allowed to die out by the fortunate possessors, and they have bred a large progeny." [1]

Looking back further, the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae listed Walter and Gillebert le Noble, Normandy 1180 - 1195. [2]

Early Origins of the Noblé family

The surname Noblé was first found in East Lothian where "an English family of this name settled as subvassals of the family of de Vallibus (Vaux) at the end of the twelfth century. William Nobilis held part of the lands of Garmilton under William de Vallibus. He was succeeded by his son Radulph who confirmed his father's grants. Radulphus Nobilis witnessed a grant by Vinianus de Mulineys to the Hospital of Soltre, 1198-1234, and between 1214-30 he witnessed an agreement between the monks of Neubotle and Adam Malherb, lord of Morham. " [3]

Further to the south in England, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Amice le Noble, Huntingdonshire; Hugh le Noble, Bedfordshire; and Thomas le Noble, Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included Robertus Nobill. [1]

Important Dates for the Noblé family

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Noblé Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Noble, Nobel, Nobille, Norbell, MacNoble, Nobill, Nobil, Nobelle, Noeble, Nobile, Nobels, Nobells, McNoble and many more.

Early Notables of the Noblé family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Vilyam Nobile, chamberlain and procurator of the abbot of Arnbroath at Inverness in 1464, and the Nobles of that town may be descended from him. In 1467 the Nobles of Ferm had a charter of the lands of Ferm, now called Coates, near Rutherglen. Alexander Nobill and John Nobill were murdered in...
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Migration of the Noblé family to Ireland

Some of the Noblé family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Noblé migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Noblé Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anne Noble age 21 settled in Providence in 1635
  • George Noble, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Ann Noble, aged 21, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [4]
  • William Noble, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [4]
  • Michaell Noble, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [4]
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Noblé Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anthony, Noble Sr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [4]
  • Cathrine Noble, aged 5, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [4]
  • Anthony Noble, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743 [4]
  • Duncan Noble, who landed in Florida in 1786 [4]
  • Henery Noble, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [4]
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Noblé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Brabazen Noble, who landed in New York in 1801 [4]
  • Alexander Noble, who arrived in Ohio in 1805 [4]
  • Brabison Noble, aged 77, who arrived in New York in 1812 [4]
  • Archibald Noble, aged 44, who landed in New York in 1812 [4]
  • Edward Noble, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1812 [4]
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Noblé migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Noblé Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Francis Noble, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Francis Noble, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Francis Noble U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [5]
  • Mr. Francis Noble U.E. born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]
  • Sgt. John Noble U.E. (b. 1757) born in USA who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1778 serving in the Maryland Loyalists 1st Battalion, he is a survivor of the shipwreck "Martha" in 1783, he died in 1846 Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick [5]
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Noblé Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Noble, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Ambrose Noble, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • William Noble, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Elizabeth Noble, aged 19, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
  • Robert Noble, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Nancy" in 1834
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Noblé Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • J H Noble, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Noblé migration to Australia

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

Noblé Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Valentine Noble, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [6]
  • Elizabeth Noble, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [7]
  • Henry Noble, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion" [8]
  • Henry Noble, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [8]
  • T. Noble, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849 [9]
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Noblé migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Noblé Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. H. Noble, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rock City" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 4th June 1855 [10]
  • Joseph Noble, aged 38, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Mary Noble, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Joseph Noble, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Mr. John Noble, Scottish ploughman travelling from Leith aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January 1858 [10]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Noblé (post 1700)

  • James Wilkes Noble (1922-2016), American actor, best known for his portrayal of Governor Eugene Gatling on the American sitcom Benson
  • Gilbert Edward "Gil" Noble (1932-2012), American television reporter and interviewer
  • William Noble (1866-1945), American missionary in Korea
  • Warren Noble (1885-1950), British-born American automotive engineer and inventor of the electric stove
  • James Noble (b. 1922), American soap opera actor
  • James Noble (1785-1831), American politician, U.S. senator from the U.S. state of Indiana
  • Gladwyn Kingsley Noble (1894-1940), American zoologist
  • Elmer Noble (1909-2001), American professor of zoology at the University of California
  • David Gordon Noble (1900-1983), nicknamed "Big Moose", an American NFL football running back
  • David L. Noble, American engineer at IBM, inventor of the floppy disk
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Historic Events for the Noblé family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Florence  Noble, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [11]
  • Mr. George  Noble (1880-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [11]
  • Mr. James  Noble (1904-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [11]
HMAS Sydney II
HMS Cornwall
  • Gilbert John Noble, British Lieutenant (E) aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [13]
  • Bertie George Noble (d. 1942), British Marine aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [13]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Alexander Noble (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Wallsend, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Thomas A. Noble, British Petty Officer Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [15]

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The POSTHUMOUS 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Posthumous.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  12. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  13. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  14. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  15. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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