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OTHER FORMS: Noguer (Catalan), Noyer (French), Noguièr (Occitan), Nogueira (Portuguese), Nogal (Spanish)
Meaning & History
From the place "Noguera de Albarracín" in Teruel, Aragon Community (Spain).
As a surname, it is from medieval times; it is recorded to be borne by Gonzalo de Noguera, "Gonzalo from/of Noguera" in 1326.
From the Kingdom of Aragon expanded to Catalonia, Kingdom of Valencia, and Kingdom of Majorca. In the 18th century, the surname was in use in Valencia.
Etymology: from the Late Latin nucāria < nucārius
"of or pertaining to the nut", from Latin nux
Noguera means "walnut tree" in Catalan.>