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The Knaggs 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."

Knaggs Early Origins



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

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Knaggs Spelling Variations


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Knaggs Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, 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.

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Knaggs Early History


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Knaggs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knaggs 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 Knaggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knaggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knaggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Knaggs In Ireland


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Knaggs In Ireland



Some of the Knaggs 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


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The Great Migration



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

  • Mary Knaggs, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knaggs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knaggs (post 1700)



  • Daniel A. Knaggs (1887-1957), American Republican politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1934-39; Michigan Commissioner of Labor and Industry, 1939
  • Whitmore Knaggs (1763-1827), American Indian fighter, interpreter and spy
  • James M. Knaggs (b. 1950), American Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army, USA Western Territory
  • Henry Valentine Knaggs (1859-1954), English doctor and author, practitioner of nature cure methods
  • Skelton Barnaby Knaggs (1911-1955), English stage actor who also appeared in horror films
  • Charles Peter Huntley Knaggs OBE, contemporary British Colonel in the British Army
  • Sir Samuel William Knaggs KCMG (1856-1924), British colonial administrator, Acting Commissioner for Tobago in 1897, Colonial Secretary for Barbados in 1903
  • Isabel Ellie Knaggs (b. 1893), well-known British geologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Knaggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knaggs 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 6 October 2015 at 11:13.

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