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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.

Noor Early Origins



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, Essex, 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.

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Noor Spelling Variations


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Noor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.

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Noor Early History


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Noor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noor research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1690, 1692, and 1737 are included under the topic Early Noor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Noor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Noor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Noor (post 1700)


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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

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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Noor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:05.

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