Nobel Family History

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Nobel Name Meaning

Swedish: shortened form of Nobelius, a Latinized habitational name from a place called Nöbbelöv. This is one of the rare genuine habitational names in Swedish, as distinct from ornamental coinages, which sometimes look like place names. German (also Nöbel): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with not ‘distress’, ‘force’.German (also Nöbel): in some cases a habitational name from a place so named near Danzig (Polish Gdansk) and (Nöbel) from Nöbeln in Saxony. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German nobel ‘noble’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nebel, Lobel, Robel, Sobel, Gabel, Knobel, Kober, Kobel, Hober, Zobel

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Nobel Family Origin

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Nobel Family Occupations

What did your Nobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Block & Mast Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nobel. The most common Nobel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Nobel's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Nobel family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Block & Mast Maker

  • Farm Labourer


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Nobel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Nobel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nobel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nobel. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nobel. For the veterans among your Nobel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nobel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nobel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Nobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nobel in 1954 was 55, and 81 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nobel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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