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The name Noakes is thought to come from the Middle English phrase "atten okes," meaning "at the oaks;" as such it was likely originally a name for someone who lived by some oak trees.

Noakes Early Origins



The surname Noakes was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat. This ancient Saxon name in derived from common usage from Atte en Oak, a place designation, which originated in those counties surrounding London known as the home counties. including Sussex, Essex, and others. By 1326 the name was well entrenched in that region and Richard Attenok is recording with estates in Buckingham in 1275, and was succeeded by Richard Noke.

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Noakes Spelling Variations


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Noakes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.

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Noakes Early History


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Noakes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noakes research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1690, 1692, and 1737 are included under the topic Early Noakes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Noakes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Noakes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noakes Notables 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:

Noakes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Noakes, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Henry Noakes, who came to Virginia in 1659
  • George Noakes, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • George Noakes, who settled in Maryland in 1669

Noakes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Noakes, who was on record in Montreal in 1848
  • Richard Noakes, aged 19, arrived in Montreal in 1848

Noakes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Noakes, aged 21, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Charlotte Noakes, aged 19, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Noakes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Noakes (post 1700)



  • Herbert C. Noakes, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, 1932-36
  • Michael Noakes (b. 1933), English artist and portrait painter
  • Kim Noakes (1982-2008), New Zealand field hockey player at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Tim Noakes, professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town
  • Sheila Noakes (b. 1949), Baroness Noakes, a British Conservative politician and former corporate executive
  • Rab Noakes (b. 1947), Scottish singer-songwriter
  • George Noakes (1924-2008), Bishop of St David's and Archbishop of Wales
  • John Noakes (b. 1934), British actor, presenter and television personality

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. 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).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Noakes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noakes 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 23 December 2016 at 18:04.

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