The ancestors of the Noeys family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Noeys came from the Old English given name Noye.
Early Origins of the Noeys family
The surname Noeys 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 Noeys family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noeys research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1614, 1568, 1622, 1614, 1647 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Noeys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Noeys Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Noyes, Noye, Nye, Nie, Noyers, Noyce, Noise and others.
Early Notables of the Noeys 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... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noeys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Noeys family to Ireland
Some of the Noeys family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Noeys family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Noeys or a variant listed above: Peter Noyce who settled in New England
with his wife and two children in 1638; James Noyes settled in New England
in 1630; Elizabeth Noyes settled in Massachusetts in 1638.
The Noeys 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: Nuncia pacis oliva
Motto Translation: A message of peace.