Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the area that was referred to as the knoll. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word cnolle which means one who lived at the top of the hill or the summit. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Noles family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Noles family
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Noles Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Knollys, Knoll, Knolle, Knolles, Knowles, Knowlys and others.
Early Notables of the Noles family (pre 1700)
(c. 1325-1407), an important English knight of the Hundred Years' War, operating with the tacit support of the Crown, succeeded in taking the only two major French cities, other than Calais and Poitiers, to fall to Edward III, methods earned...
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Migration of the Noles family to Ireland
Some of the Noles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Noles family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Noles were among those contributors:
Noles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Noles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Noles (post 1700)
Noles Family Crest Products