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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Knatchbull. It was given to a brave and strong person. The surname Knatchbull originally derived from the Old English words Knatch which meant to strike and Bull which referred to the animal bull. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Knatchbull Early Origins



The surname Knatchbull was first found in Kent where one of the first records of the name was John Knatchbull who held lands in the parish of Limme in the reign of Edward III. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The main branch was at Mersham-Hatch, by purchase temp. Henry VII and there the present Baronet yet resides." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Knatchbull Spelling Variations


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Knatchbull Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Knatchbull has appeared include Knatchbull, Knatchpole, Knatchpoole and others.

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Knatchbull Early History


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Knatchbull Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knatchbull research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1685, 1636, 1696, 1660, 1690, 1712, 1674 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Knatchbull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knatchbull Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knatchbull Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Baronet of Mersham Hatch (1602-1685), an English politician, founder of The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford; Sir John Knatchbull, 2nd Baronet (c.1636-1696), an English...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knatchbull Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Knatchbull arrived in North America very early:

Knatchbull Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Knatchbull settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knatchbull (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knatchbull (post 1700)



  • Sir Edward Knatchbull (1781-1849), 9th Baronet, British Conservative Party politician
  • Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull (1895-1939), 5th Baron Brabourne, British peer and soldier
  • John Ulick Knatchbull CBE (1924-2005), 7th Baron Brabourne, British peer, television producer and Academy-award nominated film producer
  • Doreen Knatchbull (1896-1979), Baroness Brabourne, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In crucifixa gloria mea
Motto Translation: My glory is in the cross.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Knatchbull Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knatchbull 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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