The name Noller is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who held the responsibility of sounding a bell.
The surname originally derived from the Old English word Kneller
which referred to a Knoller
or the toller of the bell. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the Noller family
The surname Noller was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Noller family
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Noller Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Noller include Knowler, Knoller, Knollman Knowleman and others.
Early Notables of the Noller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Noller family to Ireland
Some of the Noller family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Noller family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Noller were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Noller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl G. Noller, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1893
Noller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Noller, aged 27, who landed in America from Kieselhof, Germany, in 1911
- August Noller, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Murrhardt, Germany, in 1913
- Charles Noller, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
- Elise Noller, aged 57, who settled in America from Pforzheim, Germany, in 1922
- Emilie Noller, aged 20, who landed in America from Murrhardt, Germany, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Noller (post 1700)
- Harry F. Noller (b. 1939), American biochemist
- Wilhelm Noller (1919-2011), German Leutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II who flew 1058 missions, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Helmut Noller (1919-2009), German bronze medalist sprint canoer at the 1952 Summer Olympics