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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Nobel 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 Nobel 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.

Nobel Early Origins



The surname Nobel 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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Nobel Spelling Variations


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Nobel 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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Nobel Early History


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Nobel Early History



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

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Nobel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nobel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Nobel In Ireland


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Nobel In Ireland



Some of the Nobel 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:

Nobel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Nobel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Antony Nobel who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Antony Nobel settled in Philadelphia in 1734 with his son Antony Jr.
  • Antony Nobel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Antony, Nobel Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nobel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Nobel who settled in Baltimore in 1803
  • Ludwig Nobel who arrived in New York City in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nobel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nobel (post 1700)



  • Joel J. Nobel (1935-2014), American physician and patient safety advocate best known for founding the ECRI Institute
  • Sandra Nobel, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1995
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist, the inventor of dynamite, founder of the Nobel Prize
  • Emanuel Nobel (1859-1932), son of Ludvig Nobel and Branobel's second president
  • Emil Oskar Nobel (1843-1864), brother of Alfred Nobel
  • Ludvig Nobel (1831-1888), brother of Alfred Nobel, founder of Branobel and its first president
  • Robert Nobel (1829-1896), brother of Alfred Nobel, pioneer of the oil industry
  • Volkert Jacob Nobel, Dutch journalist

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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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Nobel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nobel 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 15 January 2016 at 12:31.

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