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The name Nokes 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.

Nokes Early Origins



The surname Nokes 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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Nokes Spelling Variations


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Nokes 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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Nokes Early History


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Nokes Early History



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

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Nokes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nokes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Nokes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Nokes, who arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Jo Nokes, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Henrie Nokes, aged 27, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Andrew Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nokes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Nokes arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  • Frederick Nokes (aged 21), a baker, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nokes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nokes (post 1700)



  • George Augustus Nokes (1867-1948), often known by his pen-name G.A. Sekon, the founding editor of The Railway Magazine
  • George Nokes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964
  • G. O. Nokes Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1950
  • Matthew Dodge Nokes (b. 1963), American Major League Baseball player
  • James Nokes (d. 1692), English actor
  • David Nokes (1948-2009), scholar of eighteenth century English literature
  • Caroline F Iona Ellen Nokes (b. 1972), Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom
  • Dr Roger I. Nokes, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Malcolm Cuthbert Nokes (1897-1986), British schoolteacher, soldier, research scientist and Olympic athlete

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm

Other References

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  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Nokes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nokes 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 13 December 2015 at 08:34.

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