Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Knok History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Knok 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.

Early Origins of the Knok family


The surname Knok 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.

Early History of the Knok family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knok research.
Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1230, 1597, 1505, 1572, 1559, 1633, 1641, 1720, 1640, 1720, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Knok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knok Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Knok family (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 the introduction and establishment of the Presbyterian church in Scotland; and...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knok Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Knok family to Ireland


Some of the Knok family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 268 words (19 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 Knok family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Knox, who arrived in Barbados in 1628; Andrew, Charles, George, James, John, Joseph, Robert, Thomas and William Knox all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1868..

The Knok 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.


Knok Family Crest Products



See Also


Sign Up