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  • Bridget Elizabeth (Bertha) Noon (1886 - 1959)
    Name: Miss Bridget Elizabeth Mulvihill (Bertha) Born: Friday 10th September 1886 in Athlone Westmeath Ireland Age: 25 years 7 months and 5 days. Marital Status: Single. Last Residence: in A...
  • Edward Noon (c.1885 - d.)
    Edward Noon is # 895 on the 1907 Wooster Roll where he is identified as the illegitimate son of Eliza Noon # 894. No traditional names is recorded. In 1907 when Edward Noon was age 22 he was living a...
  • Eliza Pitabanokwe Noon (c.1868 - d.)
    Mrs. Eliza Noon is # 894 on the 1907 Wooster Roll which identifies her as the sister of Joe Mechesne # 892. Wooster records Eliza's traditional name as "Pitabanokwe" meaning "Peep of day" but that name...
  • Gracie Noon (c.1892 - d.)
    Gracie Noon is # 896 on the 1907 Wooster Roll where she is identified as the daughter of Eliza Noon # 894. No traditional names is recorded. In 1907 when Gracie Noon was age 15 she was living at Saug...
  • John Noon (c.1877 - 1912)
    Mr John Noon Born in Wigan Lancashire England Age: 35 years Marital Status: Widowed. Last Residence: at Sailors Home, Oxford Street Southampton Hampshire England Occupation: Fireman / S...

About the Noon surname

Noon Recorded as Noen, Noon, Noone, this is an Anglo-Irish surname, but with separate and distinct origins. Firstly it can be medieval English, and a nickname for a bright and cheerful person. This is from the word "non", meaning noon, and hence the brightest time of day. The word is derived from the Latin "nona" originally denoting the ninth hour, which was about three o'clock in the afternoon. The change in meaning from mid-afternoon to mid-day probably occurred as a result of monastic meal times being brought forward. Secondly the surname could be Irish, and a developed form of the Gaelic surname O'Nuadhain. This was from the Gaelic prefix O', meaning grandson or male descendant of, and the personal name "Nuadha". The sept claim descent from Niall of Nine Hostages in the 4th century a.d., and it is said that they originate from County Sligo in the far west of the country. Certainly the earliest recordings are found in that region in the census of Ireland in 1659. Other early recordings include those of Andrew Noone, given as being a student at Oxford University in the yeat 1575, and the christening of John, the son of John and Martha Noon, on March 19th 1726, at St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.