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 Knaggs family
Yorkshire, where the Knaggs family lived from ancient times. The progenitor of the name was most likely someone who lived near a crag.
Early History of the Knaggs family
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Knaggs Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Knaggs include Knaggs, Knagges, Knag, Knags, Knagg and others.
Early Notables of the Knaggs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knaggs family to Ireland
Some of the Knaggs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Knaggs family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Knaggs or a variant listed above:
Knaggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Knaggs (post 1700)
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