14,540 Noonan members around the world
Stay informed about Noonan Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Noonan Family HistoryRecorded in several forms including Noonan, Nunan, and Neenan, this is an Irish surname of great antiquity. Originally recorded as O'Nuanain, it is said to belong almost exclusively to the province of Munster, and particularly County Cork. The name means the "descendant of the beloved one" which was a reference to the original chief of the clan, since almost all Gaelic surnames are closely associated with the perceived attributes of the founder. Some proof of the original meaning is given by the fact that in their early history the clan were "erenaghs" or hereditary minor lords, who had a specific responsibility for maintaining and managing church property and lands in their particular area...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Noonan (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Noonan tribe
- Find your Noonan ancestor
- Tell us about your Noonan Family
- Tell us about your Noonan ancestors
- Ask a question about the Noonan history
- Leave a message for Noonan family members
Invite more Noonan family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Noonan tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Noonan live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!