The surname Bouknight was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in
, a province in Belgium, based on the ancient county of Bruge. Within this province the notable towns are Ostend, Furnes and Bruges. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
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of this family name include: Bornuyt, Boornuyt, Bournight, Bourknight, Boornuyt, Boornoot, Boornite, Bournite, Boornyte, Bornyte, van Bornuyt, Bourknight, Bournight and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.