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Where did the Scottish Knock family come from? What is the Scottish Knock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Knock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Knock family history?The Knock surname comes from the Old English word "cnocc," which meant a round topped hill. The surname may have been taken on by someone who lived at such a place, or may have come from one of several places called Knock, in Scotland and Northern England.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Knox, Knock, Knocks and others.
First found in Renfrewshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knock research. Another 249 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1230, 1597, 1505, 1572, 1641 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Knock History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 87 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Knock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Knock Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Georg Knock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
- Peter Knock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
- Coenraad Knock, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
- Joha Elisabeth Knock, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
Knock Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Friedr Knock, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
- Richard Knock, who arrived in New York in 1834
- Henry Knock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
- Catharina Knock, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
- Andrew Knock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Moveo et proficior
Motto Translation: I proceed and am more prosperous.
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The Knock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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