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 Ó Nualláin, which is derived from the Irish Gaelic word "nuall," meaning "nobler, famous." [1] [2]

"Ó Nualláin, this name is numerous in all the provinces, especially in its homeland, south-east Leinster. " [3]

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 were chiefs of Fotharta Feadha, now the barony of 'Forth.' From Eochaidh Fionn-Fohart descended O'Nowlan or Nolan or Fowerty (or Foharta), in Lease (or Leix.) " [4]

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 years 1172, 1793, 1837, 1793, 1804, 1811, 1784, 1864, 1784, 1796, 1803 and 1832 are 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)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Rev. Edward Nolan (1793-1837) , Bishop of Kildare. He was born in Tullow, Co. Carlow in 1793. He was educated at Carlow College from 1804 until 1811 when he went to Maynooth College. Frederick Nolan (1784-1864), the Irish divine was born at Old Rathmines Castle, co. Dublin, the seat of his grandfather, on 9 Feb. 1784 and was third son of Edward Nolan of St. Peter's, Dublin, by his...
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Noland Ranking

In the United States, the name Noland is the 2,747th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [5]


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 [6]
  • Daniel Noland, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [6]
  • Edward Noland, who landed in Maryland in 1840 [6]
  • John Noland, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [6]
  • James Noland, who arrived in Arkansas in 1860 [6]

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 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Noland (post 1700) +

  • John Noland (1844-1908), 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
  • Jett Noland (b. 2003), American professional racing driver who competes in super late models (SLMs) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • Patricia Noland (b. 1945), American politician who served in the Arizona House of Representatives from the 13th district from 1989 to 1993
  • Iveson Batchelor Noland (1916-1975), American prelate who served as the Bishop of Louisiana from 1969 to 1975
  • N. Duane Noland (b. 1956), American politician and lobbyist
  • William Churchill Noland (1865-1951), American architect, co-founder of Noland and Baskervill
  • Mark R. Noland (b. 1959), American politician, and a Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives (2015-)
  • Valora Noland (b. 1941), American retired actress from Seattle, Washington, known for her work on The Donna Reed Show (1963), Beach Party (1963) and Muscle Beach Party (1964)
  • Kenneth Noland (1924-2010), American abstract painter from Asheville, North Carolina, one of the best-known American Color Field painters
  • Cady Noland (b. 1956), American postmodern conceptual sculptor, daughter of Kenneth Noland
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Monongah Mine
  • Mr. Sam Noland (b. 1879), Polish coal miner who was in mine 8 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [8]


Suggested Readings for the name Noland +

  • The Nolen Story by Jewell Nolen.

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  4. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  5. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  8. ^ Monongah Mining Disaster retrieved on 8th August 2021. (Retrieved fromhttps://usminedisasters.miningquiz.com/saxsewell/monongah.htm).


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