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The Knaresboroe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Knaresborough. Before the Norman Conquest of 1066 these lands existed as noble property of the Saxons. After 1066, Serlo de Burgh received these lands as a gift from William the conqueror. The surname Knaresboroe originally derived from early residents who adopted the title of this ancient village as part of their surname.

Knaresboroe Early Origins



The surname Knaresboroe was first found in North Yorkshire, at Knaresborough, an old and historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate. The village dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Chenaresburg and literally meant "stronghold of a man called Cenheard," from the Old English personal name + burgh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Knaresborough Castle is today a ruined fortress, but it too dates back to early Norman times when it was thought to have been built by a Norman Baron around c.1100. By 1205, King John took control of Knareborough Castle as he regarded Knaresborough as an important northern fortress.

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Knaresboroe Spelling Variations


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Knaresboroe Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Knaresboroe has undergone many spelling variations, including Kneresboro, Knaresborough, Knaresbro and others.

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Knaresboroe Early History


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Knaresboroe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knaresboroe research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1273, 1583, 1640 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Knaresboroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knaresboroe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knaresboroe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knaresboroe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knaresboroe In Ireland


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Knaresboroe In Ireland



Some of the Knaresboroe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Knaresboroe were among those contributors: a number of family members who settled in the New World before the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Knaresboroe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knaresboroe 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.

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