Origin of the Name Noone
The ancient history of the name Noone
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
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 coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Noone descendants.