Nokes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Nokes family

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.

Early History of the Nokes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nokes research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1692, 1662, 1690 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Nokes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nokes Spelling Variations

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 Nokes 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 Nokes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Nokes migration to the United States +

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, who arrived in Barbados in 1634 [1]
  • Henrie Nokes, aged 27, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
  • Andrew Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Nokes migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Nokes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Nokes, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [2]
  • Frederick Nokes (aged 21), a baker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Contemporary Notables of the name Nokes (post 1700) +

  • Matthew Dodge "Matt" Nokes (b. 1963), American baseball player who played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball
  • 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 [3]
  • G. O. Nokes Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1950 [3]
  • David Nokes (1948-2009), English scholar of eighteenth century English literature
  • Malcolm Cuthbert Nokes (1897-1986), British schoolteacher, soldier, research scientist and Olympic athlete winning a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics and later two gold medals at the 1930 and 1934 British Empire Games
  • Caroline F Iona Ellen Nokes (b. 1972), British Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom, Minister of State for Immigration (2018-), Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency (2017-2018)
  • Dr Roger I. Nokes, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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