NOTES ON SURNAMES (HULL) 42 NOZEDAR I have delayed writing about this surname because, in truth, I have little to write. However, it is a surname that now belongs to Hull, though it originated elsewhere, and so should be recorded here. The following is from the 1871 census, Hull – 1 Frederick’s Place, York Street, Wincolmlee Enoch Nozedder [sic], head, married, 50, ship smith, born “Woson”, Staffordshire
Emma Nozedder, wife, 33, born Hull
William, son, 13, factory operative, born Hull
Eanoch [sic], son, born Hull
Sarah daughter, 9, born Hull
Walter, son, born Hull
So Enoch senior was resident in Hull by 1858 at the latest. His name is recorded spelt Nozedar in the Poll Book for 1868 – Enoch Nozedar, York Street, Wincolmlee. The International Genealogical Index of the Latter Day Saints (IGI) has the following notice – Enoch Noseday, son of Peter and Sarah Noseday, baptised at St. Lawrence church, Darlaston, 1812. Noseday may be a copyist’s misreading of Nosedar (for Nozedar). Darlaston is near Walsall, Staffs., so may be the census taker’s “Woson”. Someone born 1812 would have been c. 59 years old in 1871, though ages in multiples of five can be census takers’ estimates in the Victorian age.
Also recorded in the IGI is a Staffordshire based family named Nozeta and Nozeda – Francis Nozeta married Ann Horobin at Bloxwich and Walsall Roman Catholic church in December 1810 Several children of Francis and Ann Nozeda are also noticed. In their baptismal entries the name is invariably spelt Nozeda. None of the above establishes a relationship between Peter Noseday and Francis Nozeta/Nozeda, but the likelihood of two such similar and rare surnames, especially names that officialdom has difficulty in spelling, means that a connection is possible.
Nor can Enoch Nozedar of Hull be identified beyond doubt with Enoch Noseday born Staffs. There are also instances in the IGI of the surname Nossiter in Warwickshire, a county adjoining Staffordshire, but the origin and meaning of that surname is as mysterious as the origin and meaning of Nozedar. A Walter Edward Nozedar of Raywell Street, Hull, was assaulted and killed at Beverley Races in June 1910. A Leeds man named Brown was jailed for his manslaughter in July 1910. Compare Walter Nozedar, aged 4 in 1871.
Edward Henry Nozedar, a Hull man serving with the Suffolk Regiment, lost his life in World War I. (Golden Book … etc.)

Addendum, 17.11.2014: Douglass Wynn’s book “Murder and Crime: Kingston-Upon-Hull” (The History Press, 2008) has a chapter on the killing of Walter Edward Nozedar. From this we learn that Walter Edward was not the Walter listed in the 1871 census.
He was 24 years old at the time of death, was married, wife’s name Ruth, and lived in Raywell Street, Hull. He went to the race meeting with his uncle, Walter Henry, and his younger brother, John William. The attack on him was, according to the account, unprovoked, the assailant being a man with a criminal record that included assault.


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  1. Stephen Nozedar


    My name is Stephen John Nozedar born in Hull in 1956 but now living in Tamworth Staffs. I was very interested in your Hull Surnames Blog and would like to put a little more ‘meat’ on the Nozedar bones that has been revealed during my Family history research.

    Enoch senior was married to Emma in Holy Trinity church Hull on 20.4.1856, then residing Blackfriar Gate Hull, he was 38, a ‘Ships Smith’ and a widower, son of the late Peter also a ‘Smith’. The surname is spelt Nosedar. This gives good connection to the IGI references in Staffordshire you quote which I have also looked into previously but sadly can find no other details regarding Peter’s death or Enoch’s original marriage.

    Most of the children of Francis and Ann Nozeda were christened at St Peters RC Wolverhampton and have god parents with Italian surnames (Gusiani,Barnasconi & Grassi). Their 1st born Francis junior was christened in Holborn London where many Italian migrants had located form northern Italy (Milan) in the late 1700’s.

    I’m sure Peter must have been related to Francis.

    The name Noseda , still common in Milan area, originates in Northern Spain possibly Basque (one who hails from Noceda or Nocedal). It is also found throughout Spanish speaking regions.

    There are now Nozedar’s throughout the UK, but all can be traced back to the original Hull family.

    Edward Henry Nozedar was killed by sniper fire near Espierres in Belgium just 20 days before Armistice day 1918. He was the last of all the Suffolk Regiment to lose their lives during the Great War.



    1. jemmyhope Post author

      Thanks for this, Steve, very informative. Interesting that you entertain the possibility of a connection between Nozeda/Noseda and Nozedar. Good luck with further research on this line.
      Any further information you wish to share will be enthusiastically received.
      I think that with your additional information I’ll add a “family history” tag to my posting.


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