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Noah Family History

Noah Surname Meaning

English German and Jewish (Sephardic and Israeli): from the Biblical personal name Noah (see Noe ). English: probably a variant of Noar a habitational name from any of numerous places with names derived from Old English ōra ōfer ‘bank ridge shore' (with N- arising through misdivision of the Middle English prepositional phrase atten ore atte nore ‘at the bank’) such as Nore Hill in Patshull (Staffordshire) Nore Hill in Eartham (Sussex) Nower Wood in Headley and Nore Farm in Bramley (both Surrey) and Nower Hill in Pinner (Middlesex).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Noa, Hoar, Nock, North, Roch, Noe, Hoad, Noth, Oak, Nord

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Where is the Noah family from?

You can see how Noah families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noah family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noah families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 95 Noah families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Noah's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Noah families in 1891.
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What did your Noah ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Noah. 60% of Noah men worked as an Incapacitated and 95% of Noah women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noah were General Labourer and Office Cleaner. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Office Cleaner
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Noah. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Noah. For the veterans among your Noah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Noah lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Noah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Noah in 1949 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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