The name Noor 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 Noor family
The surname Noor 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
, 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 Noor family
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Noor 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 Noor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Noor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jo Nokes, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650; William Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1654; George Noakes, who settled in Maryland in 1669.
Contemporary Notables of the name Noor (post 1700)
- John J. Noor, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html