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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Nebel family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Scotland is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. 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. The name Nebel 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.

Nebel Early Origins



The surname Nebel was first found in Cumberland, 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.

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Nebel Spelling Variations


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Nebel 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.

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Nebel Early History


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Nebel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nebel research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1337 are included under the topic Early Nebel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nebel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nebel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nebel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nebel In Ireland


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Nebel In Ireland



Some of the Nebel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • J Friederich Nebel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johann Nebel, who arrived in America in 1780

Nebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elis Nebel, who landed in America in 1849
  • Johann Friedrich Nebel, who arrived in America in 1850
  • John Nebel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Henry Nebel, who arrived in DeWitt County, Illinois in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nebel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nebel (post 1700)



  • Richard W. Nebel, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1954-59
  • John V. Nebel, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1903-04
  • Clarence A. Nebel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Nebel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nebel 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 February 2016 at 14:05.

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