Noland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Noland appeared as O Nuallain, which is derived from the Irish Gaelic word "nuall," meaning "shout."

Early Origins of the Noland family

The surname Noland was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Noland family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noland research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Noland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Noland Spelling Variations

People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Noland that are preserved in archival documents are Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.

Early Notables of the Noland family (pre 1700)

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United States Noland migration to the United States +

Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Noland name:

Noland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Catherine Noland, who sailed to Maryland in 1655
  • Darby and Ann Noland held a 60 acre estate in Maryland in 1688
  • Peirce Noland leased a 300 acre estate in Maryland in 1688
Noland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Noland, who arrived in Maryland in 1828 [1]
  • Daniel Noland, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Edward Noland, who landed in Maryland in 1840 [1]
  • John Noland, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [1]
  • James Noland, who arrived in Arkansas in 1860 [1]

Australia Noland migration to Australia +

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

Noland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Noland, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Noland (post 1700) +

  • John Noland (1844-1908), African American soldier who fought for the Confederate States of America with William Quantrill, depicted as the character Daniel Holt in the 1999 movie Ride with the Devil
  • William D. "Bill" Noland (b. 1954), American musician, composer, and producer
  • Edward T. Noland (1847-1926), American politician, State Treasurer of Missouri (1889-1890)
  • Charles Noland, American two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor, known for his roles in Blow (2001), Wayne's World (1992) and The West Wing (1999)
  • Valora Noland (b. 1941), American actress known for her work in the 1960s
  • Lucy Noland (b. 1965), American news anchor
  • Kenneth Noland (b. 1924), American abstract painter
  • Cady Noland (b. 1956), postmodern conceptual sculptor, daughter of Kenneth Noland
  • James E. Noland (1920-1992), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana (1949-1951)
  • Michael Noland (b. 1960), American politician, Member of the Illinois Senate (2007-)

Suggested Readings for the name Noland +

  • 3438 The Nolen Story by Jewell Nolen.

  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) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from on Facebook
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