The name Cnotte belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived at the knot,
the summit of a rocky hill, from the residence near that place.
Early Origins of the Cnotte family
The surname Cnotte 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 Cnotte family
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Cnotte Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cnotte include Cnot, Cnotte, Canute, Cnut, Knot, Knout, Knotte, Knott and many more.
Early Notables of the Cnotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cnotte family to Ireland
Some of the Cnotte family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cnotte family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cnotte were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.