The ancestors of the name Knightind date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Knighton, which had three locations. The first West Knighton, a parish in the county of Dorset; the second, a chapelry in the parish of Lindridge in the county of Worcester; and thirdly, a chapelry in the parish of St. Margaret's, Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Knightind family
The surname Knightind was first found in Worcestershire
at Knighton-upon-Teame, a chapelry in the parish of Lindridge. West Knighton, is a parish in Dorset
, four miles from Dorchester and Knighton is a chapelry in the parish of St. Margaret, Leicester.
The first record of the family was Henry Knighton (Cnitthon) ( fl. 1363) the English historical compiler and canon of St. Mary's Abbey, Leicester. His name, Henricus Cnitthon is found in three books of the time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lee, Sir Stanley, Dictionary of National Biography London: The MacMillan Company 1909. Print
Early History of the Knightind family
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Knightind Spelling Variations
Knightind 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 Knightind have been found, including Knighton and others.
Early Notables of the Knightind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knightind family to Ireland
Some of the Knightind family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Knightind family to the New World and Oceana
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 Knightinds to arrive on North American shores: John Knighton settled in Virginia in 1643; Joseph Knighton arrived in Philadelphia in 1813.