Knatchpoole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Knatchpoole is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a brave and strong person. The surname Knatchpoole 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.

Early Origins of the Knatchpoole family

The surname Knatchpoole 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] "The main branch was at Mersham-Hatch, by purchase temp. Henry VII and there the present Baronet yet resides." [2]

Early History of the Knatchpoole family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knatchpoole research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1685, 1636, 1696, 1660, 1690, 1712, 1674 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Knatchpoole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knatchpoole Spelling Variations

Knatchpoole has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Knatchpoole have been found, including Knatchbull, Knatchpole, Knatchpoole and others.

Early Notables of the Knatchpoole family (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...
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United States Knatchpoole migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Knatchpooles to arrive on North American shores:

Knatchpoole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Knatchpoole, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Knatchpoole, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [3]

The Knatchpoole 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.

  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.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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