Noone Family History
The family history of the ancient name Noone
was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.
Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.
Variants of the name Noone
include O'Noone, Knoone and Knoon. This name in Irish is O'Nuadhain and the latter variants are the anglicized forms of this. This name may be derived from the ancient Gaelic sea-God 'Nuadha'. This sept came from Sligo. A sept or clan was a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. They were a sept of the Ui Fiachrach and are descended from the famous Niall of the Nine Hostages. Their territory lay in the present parish of Calry near Sligo town. They are first mentioned in 'Stafford's Inquisition of Mayo' in the year 1635, they all being land-holders in the Barony of Murrisk. Bearers of the name are still to be found in Sligo and also in Counties Mayo, Roscommon and Galway, especially in the Baronies of Kilconnell and Clonmacnowan, County Galway.The Noone
family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Noone