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The Knagg family is descended from the ancient 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."

Knagg Early Origins



The surname Knagg was first found in Yorkshire, where the Knagg family lived from ancient times. The progenitor of the name was most likely someone who lived near a crag.

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Knagg Spelling Variations


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Knagg Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Knagg include Knaggs, Knagges, Knag, Knags, Knagg and others.

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Knagg Early History


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Knagg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knagg research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1442, 1598, 1661, 1724, 1720, 1835, 1838 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Knagg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knagg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knagg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knagg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knagg In Ireland


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Knagg In Ireland



Some of the Knagg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Knaggs, who immigrated to Boston in 1817; Mary Knaggs, who emigrated from Ireland to New York in 1817; Mary Knaggs, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Knagg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knagg 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2014 at 11:00.

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