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The Knock surname comes from the Old English word "cnocc," which meant a round topped hill. The surname may have been taken on by someone who lived at such a place, or may have come from one of several places called Knock, in Scotland and Northern England.

Knock Early Origins



The surname Knock was first found in Renfrewshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Knock Spelling Variations


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Knock Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knox, Knock, Knocks and others.

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Knock Early History


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Knock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knock research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1230, 1597, 1505, 1572, 1641, 1720, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Knock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Knox (c.1505-1572), a Scottish religious reformer, a follower of John Calvin and the driving force behind...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knock In Ireland


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Knock In Ireland



Some of the Knock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 207 words (15 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Georg Knock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Peter Knock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Coenraad Knock, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787
  • Joha Elisabeth Knock, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787

Knock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedr Knock, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Richard Knock, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Henry Knock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Catharina Knock, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Andrew Knock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knock (post 1700)



  • Franklin Knock, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932

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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: Moveo et proficior
Motto Translation: I proceed and am more prosperous.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Knock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knock 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 6 October 2015 at 13:43.

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