The name Noke 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.
Early Origins of the Noke family
The surname Noke 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
, 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.
Early History of the Noke family
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Noke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.
Early Notables of the Noke family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include James Nokes (Noke, Noak, Noakes) (died 1692), an English actor, whose laughter-arousing genius was well known. He was one of the male actors who played female roles in the newly reopened playhouses... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Noke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jo Nokes, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650; William Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1654; George Noakes, who settled in Maryland in 1669.
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