Anglo-Saxons who inhabited England during the years before the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old Danish and Old Norse "knag," meaning "rugged top of a hill."
Early Origins of the Knag family
Yorkshire, where the Knag family lived from ancient times. The progenitor of the name was most likely someone who lived near a crag.
Early History of the Knag family
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Knag Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Knag family name include Knaggs, Knagges, Knag, Knags, Knagg and others.
Early Notables of the Knag family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knag family to Ireland
Some of the Knag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Knag family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Knag surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Knag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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