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Noy Surname Meaning

English: variant of Noe . Jewish (Israeli): artificial name from Hebrew noy ‘decoration adornment’ in part adopted as a Hebraicized form of various Ashkenazic surnames containing the unrelated German element neu e.g. Neumann (see Newman ). Catalan: variant of Noi a nickname from noi ‘boy lad’. Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Noij from the personal name Noij a pet form of Arnold .

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


Similar surnames: Ney, Nay, Noe, Goy, Noye, Noya, Loy, Roy, Foy, Moy

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Where is the Noy family from?

You can see how Noy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Noy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Noy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 97 Noy families living in Suffolk. This was about 36% of all the recorded Noy's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Noy families in 1891.
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What did your Noy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Noy. 20% of Noy men worked as a Cowman and 85% of Noy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Noy were General Labourer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Cowman
    20%
  • Game Keeper
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Noy. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Noy. For the veterans among your Noy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Noy lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Noy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Noy in 1957 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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