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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.

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


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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.

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)


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Migration of the Nokes family to the New World and Oceana


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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henrie Nokes, aged 27, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andrew Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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
  • Matthew Dodge Nokes (b. 1963), American Major League Baseball player
  • George Nokes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. O. Nokes Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


  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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