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Cannute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Cannute begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived at the knot, the summit of a rocky hill, from the residence near that place.

Early Origins of the Cannute family


The surname Cannute was first found in Derbyshire where traditionally the name was descended from the Scandinavian King Canute, or Cnut. Drayton sings "The Knot that called was Canutus, bird of old, of that great King of Danes, his name that still doth hold, his appetite to please that far and near was sought, for his, as some have said, from Denmark hither brought."

Early History of the Cannute family


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Cannute Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cannute has undergone many spelling variations, including Cnot, Cnotte, Canute, Cnut, Knot, Knout, Knotte, Knott and many more.

Early Notables of the Cannute family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cannute family to Ireland


Some of the Cannute family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cannute family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cannute were among those contributors: James Knott who arrived at Virginia in 1617, three years before the "Mayflower"; another James Knott was on record in Virginia in 1623; Eleanor Knott settled in Virginia in 1637.

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