Marcus Nobel

1 February 1868–3 November 1954 (Age 86)
Lekkerkerk, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Marcus

When Marcus Nobel was born on 1 February 1868, in Lekkerkerk, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Nobel, was 52 and his mother, Johanna Roest, was 39. He died on 3 November 1954, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 86.

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Johannes Nobel
Johanna Roest
Anna Nobel
Anna Maria Nobel
Johanna Nobel
Johannes Nobel
Marcus Nobel
Krijna Nobel

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World Events (8)

1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 2

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.
1870 · Municipal Waterworks established

Age 2

In 1870, Rotterdam Municipal Waterworks opens to improve the quality of drinking water throughout Rotterdam city. The water source was the Rhine river, until 1969.
1898 · Witte Huis, Europe's first Skyscraper is built

Age 30

"Built in 1898, the """"White House"""" standing at 43 meters tall, was Europe's first skyscraper. Somehow it survived German bombings in May 14 1940. The White House was added to the UNESCO world heritage list."

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: shortened form of Nobelius, a Latinized habitational name from a place called Nöbbelöv. This is one of the rare genuine habitational names in Swedish, as distinct from ornamental coinages, which sometimes look like place names.2 German (also Nöbel): from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with nōt ‘distress’, ‘force’.3 German (also Nöbel): in some cases a habitational name from a place so named near Danzig (Polish Gdańsk) and (Nöbel) from Nöbeln in Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Marcus Nobel, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Netherlands birth record for Marcus Nobel

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