Noy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Noy was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Noy is based on the Old English given name Noye.

Early Origins of the Noy family

The surname Noy was first found in Cornwall. "Pen-tre, Pendre, or Pendray, in this parish, gave its name to a family thence called Pendray, so early as the reign of Henry VI. About this time, on the failure of male heirs, two heiresses carried the family estates by marriage to Bonython of Carclew, and Noye. Pendray fell to the share of Noye, on which estates the family resided for several descents; William Noye, the celebrated attorney general of Charles I. was born here. Burmuhall in this parish, was also another seat belonging to the Noyes, in which it has been said that William Noye was born." [1]

At one time, some of the family held the manor of Amalibria in the parish of Towednack, Cornwall. This was held by Humphrey Noy, Esq., but he conveyed it to his son-in-law Davies. No year is given for this entry. [1]

Early History of the Noy family

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Noy Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Noy were recorded, including Noyes, Noye, Nye, Nie, Noyers, Noyce, Noise and others.

Early Notables of the Noy family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Noyes (1524-1614); and his son, Rev. William Noyes (1568-1622), an English clergyman, Rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire. Peter Noyes was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Andover in 1614. Reverend Nicholas Noyes Jr...
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United States Noy migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Noy arrived in North America very early:

Noy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Denis Noy, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [2]
  • Hester Noy, who arrived in America in 1679 [2]
  • Isaac Noy, who landed in America in 1679 [2]
Noy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lewis Noy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [2]

Australia Noy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Noy Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Walter Noy, (b. 1766), aged 24, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 14th January 1790, sentenced for 7 years for stealing items of clothing from Stephen Row, transported Atlantic" on 27th March 1791 to New South Wales, Australia [3]
Noy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charlotte Noy, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • Miss Charlotte Noy, (b. 1806), aged 24 born in Cornwall, UK convicted in Devon on 25th October 1830, sentenced for 7 years for stealing a watch, transported aboard the ship "America" in 1831 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • George Noy, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" [6]
  • Mr. George Noy, (b. 1830), aged 23, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Soton on 3rd February 1853 aboard the ship "Calliope" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th May 1853 [7]
  • Mrs. Peggy Noy, (b. 1831), aged 22, Cornish settler departing from Soton on 3rd February 1853 aboard the ship "Calliope" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th May 1853 [7]
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New Zealand Noy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Noy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Noy, (b. 1837), aged 22, Cornish smith departing on 28th August 1859 aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 27th January 1860 [8]
  • Mr. Richard Noy, (b. 1840), aged 19, Cornish smith departing on 28th August 1859 aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 27th January 1860 [8]
  • Mr. Henry Noy, (b. 1837), aged 22, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [9]
  • Mr. Richard Noy, (b. 1840), aged 19, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [9]
  • Robert Noy, aged 39, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Noy (post 1700) +

  • George Van Noy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928 [10]
  • William H. Noy, American politician, Mayor of Alameda, California, 1909 [11]
  • W. A. M. Noy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [11]
  • Wilfred Noy (1883-1948), English silent film director, actor, screenwriter and producer, director of 89 films
  • William Noy (1577-1634), British jurist


The Noy Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nuncia pacis oliva
Motto Translation: A message of peace.


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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