Descendants of Cornelius Noell Sr.
Cornelius Noell is the Progenitor of the Noell family in
colonial America. He is also the second person that I have found, related to
us, that is from Holland although his ancestry is French. All others so far
are from England. Cornelius's Gr. Gr. granddaughter married Henry Brown who
is the progenitor of the Brown clan in central Kentucky. I don't trace this
family all the way to modern times only because if would be redundant and
everyone after Rebecca Noel is already listed elsewhere.
The following is an excerpt from ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE
DISTINGUISHED NOEL FAMILY By Hall of Names Marketing Inc., 1992.
attached to Belgium or to Celtic Gaul, until the Roman Conquest in the first
century B.C.E, occupied Normandy. The family name NOEL comes from that
The family name NOEL was found in Normandy, where they lived in Noailles. A
descendant of the family was Robert Noel. Robert, who was a knight,
accompanied William, Duke of Normandy, (William the Conqueror) during his
Conquest of England in 1066. He thus received a lot of lands, such as those
of Ellenhall, Wiverstone, Podmore and Milnese. Robert became Lord of
Ellenhall, then Lord of Gainsborough, title that was granted him by King
Henry I, king of England and Normandy.
Through the ages, most of the family names underwent changes in their
orthography for different reasons. A father's son could write his name in a
different manner from that of his father. A great number of these changes
were a simple mistake made by a scribe, a priest or a census taker, when a
person articulated his name. Some names gained or lost prefixes or suffixes
through the centuries. Certain branches of a family to designate political or
religious adhesions could adopt the different spellings. Therefore there exist
many variations of the name of the NOEL family, such as Noell, Noelle, Noel,
Noailles, Noe, Noue, de Noel, le Noel, but all from the same origin.
The family name NOEL was found again in Normandy, where that aristocratic
family possessed huge properties. In the XVIth century the NOEL had settled
in Antons, Brittany, and in Poitou. They then acquired lands in Lorraine
where they were Lords in 1573, and north in St-Simon in Languedoc. They were
elevated to the rank of Nobles of the Empire in 1806. Jean-Francois NOEL,
lexicographer from St-Germaine-en-Laye, wrote a book called Grammaire
francais in 1826. Among the numerous Nobles of this family at that time, we
find the NOEL family from Normandy.
Among the settlers of North-America we find the name of NOEL: Francois Noel
who arrived in Quebec in 1657 from Poitou, Pierre Noel who came to Quebec in
1758 from Antois, Noel Noel who arrived in Quebec in 1740 from Ile-de-France,
Jean Noel who came to Quebec in 1649 from Saintonge, and Pierre Noel who
arrived in Quebec in 1738 also from Saintonge.
Several members of this renowned family were important in the social,
cultural, religious and political domains, in France as well as in
New-France, such as Jean-Baptiste Noel, eminent politician during the French
revolution, and Marie Rouget Noel, French poetess, born in 1883 and died in
Nowe Pieter Passchier was born about 1530 in
Sedan Andennes, France. He married Jeanne Vintier (born about 1535 in Sedan
Andennes, France) in 1570 in Sedan Andennes, France. They were the
parents of Peiter (Passchier) Nowe, who was born about 1573 in Sedan
Andennes, France-Belgium -Leiden,Zuidholland, Netherlands.
Peiter (Passchier) Nowe married Stinjntje Jaspers (born about 1577 in Sedan
Andennes, France-Belgium-Leiden, Zuidholland, Netherlands) September 1, 1596.
Their children were:
Susanna (Nouwelsz) Nowe (married Jan Barentszn
May 11, 1618)
Peiter (Nouwelsz) Nowe born about 1597
Jacob (Nouwelsz) Noell born about 1599 in Sedan Andennes,
France-Belgium - Leiden, Zuidholland, Netherlands.
Jacob, using the patronymic naming system, took his father's given
name Nowe (Noell) for his surname. Jacob (Nouwelsz) Noell
married Tryntgen Cornelis (born about 1603 in Sedan Andennes, France-Belgium
- Leiden, Zuidholland, Netherlands.) February 2, 1619/20 in Zuid, Leiden,
Holland, Netherlands. Jacob died in Leiden, Holland. Their children were:
Cornelius Noell b: 11 APR 1622 in Leiden, Zuidholland, Netherlands
Death: 19 JUN 1622 in Leiden, Zuidholland, Netherlands
Cornelius Noell, Sr. b: 8 NOV 1623 in Zuid, Leiden S. Holland,
Marriage: Elizabeth Page 1635 in England
Death: About June 6, 1699 in Occupacia, Essex County, Virginia
Siburg Noell b: 8 AUG 1627
Boudewyn Noell b: 22 APR 1629
Jan (John) Noell b: 2 JAN 1630/31
Marriage: Lydia Perkins about 1658 in Va (born about 1635 in Henrico Co., VA)
Children: Mary Noell b: ABT. 1665 in Charles City Co., Va.---Old
Peter Noell b: ABT. 1634
Cornelius Noel was born November 8, 1623 in Leiden, South Holland and
died June 06, 1699 in Essex County, Virginia. He came to Virginia from the
Netherlands and married Elizabeth Page there in 1660. Cornelius Noell was the
founder of the Noel name in America. He received land in America on September
25, 1665. He was transported to Virginia by Thomas Panell before September
26, 1668, when Panell obtained a patent for 646 acres of land in Rappahannock
County on the south side of the river, about four miles from the waterside,
adjoining Mrs. Beheathland Gilson. He was naturalized April 27, 1686.
At that time he was living on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. He
named his land "New Holland".
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