My Father was Georg Nobes. He was born 1914 in Bocholt/Germany. My Grandpa was Josef Nobes. In Germany it gives 59 persons with the surname 'Nobes' (from the german telefonbooks). In the area around Bocholt/Germany lives the most 'Nobes'. You will not find this name in southern ord middle Germany. Bocholt is a town with a population from 55.000 near to the boundary of Holland.