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Noyce is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Old English given name Noye.

Noyce Early Origins



The surname Noyce was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Noyce Spelling Variations


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Noyce Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Noyce have been found, including Noyes, Noye, Nye, Nie, Noyers, Noyce, Noise and others.

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Noyce Early History


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Noyce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noyce research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1614, 1568, 1622, 1647 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Noyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Noyce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Noyce Early Notables (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. Reverend Nicholas Noyes Jr...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noyce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Noyce were among those contributors:

Noyce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Noyce, who landed in New England in 1633-1634
  • Nicholas Noyce, who arrived in New England in 1633-1634
  • Andrew Noyce, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Peter Noyce who settled in New England with his wife and two children in 1638
  • Peter Noyce, aged 47, landed in New England in 1638

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Contemporary Notables of the name Noyce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Noyce (post 1700)



  • Al Noyce, American politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1947-48
  • Robert N. Noyce (1927-1989), American inventor and Intel co-founder nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley"
  • Wilfrid Noyce (1917-1962), English mountaineer and author, member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest
  • Jonathan Noyce (b. 1971), English musician
  • Graham Noyce, English motocross racer
  • Phillip Noyce (b. 1950), Australian film director

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Noyce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noyce 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 16 November 2015 at 10:53.

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