Nolan Family History & Genealogy

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Nolan Last Name History & Origin

Updated Aug 10, 2020


Irish Surname - Nolan. The surname Nolan is among the forty most frequently found in Ireland and is derived from the 12th century Gaelic O'Nuallain sept who were located in County Carlow. Nolan is an anglicised form of O'Nuallain, 'nuall' meaning 'famous' or 'noble'.

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Nationality & Ethnicity


Early Nolans

These are the earliest records we have of the Nolan family.

1785 - 1872
1749 - Nov 20, 1841
1792 - 1878
1796 - 1878
1801 - 1879
1801 - 1897
1804 - 1880
1804 - 1894
1806 - 1886
1806 - 1886

Nolan Family Members

Nolan Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Nolan Biographies

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Feb 6, 1928 - Dec 17, 1992
Sep 14, 1902 - January 1988
Nov 11, 1875 - May 1975
Nov 28, 1919 - Dec 5, 1999
May 6, 1896 - August 1968
Aug 23, 1925 - Apr 16, 2003
Oct 25, 1903 - June 1981
Sep 23, 1907 - Mar 1, 2001
Oct 2, 1919 - Jun 27, 1989
May 11, 1961 - Feb 8, 2008
May 18, 1912 - Jun 21, 2002
c. 1956 - Unknown
c. 1885 - Jul 13, 1899
c. 1854 - Nov 20, 1898
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1868 - 1923
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown

Nolan Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Nolan family member is 66.5 years old according to our database of 22,476 people with the last name Nolan that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

66.5 years

Oldest Nolans

These are the longest-lived members of the Nolan family on AncientFaces.

Nov 14, 1893 - Aug 4, 2000
106 years
Oct 5, 1884 - May 24, 1991
106 years
Jan 3, 1900 - Jan 12, 2004
104 years
Apr 6, 1889 - Jun 24, 1993
104 years
Jul 4, 1894 - May 25, 1998
103 years
Dec 4, 1899 - Dec 19, 2002
103 years
Nov 29, 1900 - Jun 21, 2004
103 years
Mar 21, 1876 - December 1979
103 years
May 6, 1878 - February 1982
103 years
Nov 24, 1893 - Jan 18, 1997
103 years

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Sandra Nolan
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I have been searching for my father side of the family. his name was peter j nolan his dad was a peter j nolan too.
my dad was born in swampscott,mass.
His parents as far as i now is peter and catherine nolan. now i think my grandmother caterine`s maiden name is cambell.and she lived in cape breton,nova scotia,canda.
now my dad had some sisters named catherine,margaret(peggy),florence,patricia(patsy).
now they live in mass. some are somewhere in mattapan,mass and some are in dorchester,mass.
now the one i do remember is aunt peggy. she married a walter zarinski. and they had 3 children,james.christina, margaret?.
i have been searching for them for a long while.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Kerry Nolan
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Jun 26, 2007 · Reply
Marita Padgett
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Once upon a time in the early 1900's, there was a nice young Irish Catholic boy from Brooklyn named Charles A. Nolan. He was a clerk at the New York Stock Exchange. In the Wall Street neighborhood there was a pub owned by one August Wich, of German Lutheran descent. He was nicknamed "the Kerry Dutchman," because the Irish Longshoremen from the nearby docks had taught him Gaelic, and he was a great friend of theirs. Charlie, the young man, would come to the pub to have lunch or a pint after work. Mr. Wich had a lovely daughter named Adelaide, who would help her father out in the pub in her spare time after secretarial school. Addie and Charlie fell in love, and Charlie asked her to be his wife. Mr. & Mrs. Wich blessed the couple, but when Charlie's family found out, they wanted nothing to do with him because he wasn't marrying a nice Catholic girl (you know how those Catholics are!). Even though Addie converted to Catholicism, the family didn't want anything to do with Charlie or her. Now why would I tell you this little story, you ask? Because, Charlie and Addie Nolan are my Grandpop and Nanny, and I have not been able to find any information about my Nolan ancestors. I really want to find out who they were, because they must have had strong stubborn characters to stand their ground so staunchly in such a situation. When you think about it, they must have been truly devoted to the church to have made such a decision. Not only that, but when Addie was widowed in 1929, with 6 of their 11 children at home, I know that Charlie's 2 brothers, Frank and James, stepped in and helped during the funeral. Other than that, I know nothing about my father's father's family except the names and ages of the 2 brothers and that there was a 3rd brother named George who disappeared after 1900. So please, if you have a Frank Nolan, born in 1876, who was a supervisor at the New York Stock Exchange, or a James Nolan, born in 1882, who was a supervisor at the New York Stock Exchange, in your family, please let me know - we are probably cousins! Thanks!
Aug 22, 2007 · Reply
Kathy Bisbee
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Looking for info on Betty Nolan. Born 1923 Fordham Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. Left at Alice Chapin Adoption Nursery in Manhattan. Adopted by Riddle family in 1926. Possible Myer family connection.
Jul 03, 2008 · Reply
Martin Goggin
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my name is debbie nolan from [external link] grandfather was john nolan and married agnes nee sherlock both from cork ,sometime in the 1940s.they had 13 [external link] dad anthony nolan has an uncanny resemblence to annie maries sister the picture i discoved while looking up my family tree its amazing.
Feb 24, 2009 · Reply
Anne-Maree Hansen
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My Grandma is Catherine Eileen "Eily" White nee Nolan born at the family property "Strangemore" Mt Blackwood Road Myrniong Victoria Australia on 28 July 1895.
Youngest of 7 children of parents John & Catherine Nolan nee Pattinson of "Strangemore Mt Blackwood Road Myrniong Victoria Australia.
Looking for more photos and stories of direct descendants. I'm in Inglewood Victoria Australia so I'm now wondering if this is an American page of Nolan's or Australian?
Dec 08, 2019 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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Ann-Maree - this website is for all people, world-wide, so we have members and visitors from all over the world. We are 100% free and millions of people have found far-flung (sometimes lost) family in the past 20 years! :)
Dec 09, 2019 · Reply

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