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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Knie come from when the family resided in one of the places called Needham in the counties of Derbyshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The surname Knie belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Knie Early Origins



The surname Knie was first found in Derbyshire at Alvaston, a chapelry, in the parish of St. Michael, Derby, union of Shardlow, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch. " In 1547 [the manor of Alvaston] was granted to the Needham family, from whom it passed to various hands." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Knie Spelling Variations


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Knie Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Knie has been recorded under many different variations, including Needham, Nedham and others.

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Knie Early History


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Knie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knie research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1506, 1461, 1631, 1625, 1620 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Knie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knie In Ireland


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Knie In Ireland



Some of the Knie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Knie or a variant listed above:

Knie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leopolde Knie, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Anna Knie, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Carl Knie, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Isaac Knie, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1896

Knie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Knie, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Reinhard Knie, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knie (post 1700)



  • Roberta Knie (b. 1938), American dramatic soprano
  • Rolf Knie (b. 1949), Swiss painter

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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: Nunc aut nunquam
Motto Translation: Now or never.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Knie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knie 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 9 March 2016 at 10:43.

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