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The name Knoke is thought to come from the Middle English phrase "atten okes," meaning "at the oaks;" as such it was likely originally a name for someone who lived by some oak trees.

Knoke Early Origins



The surname Knoke was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat. This ancient Saxon name in derived from common usage from Atte en Oak, a place designation, which originated in those counties surrounding London known as the home counties. including Sussex, Essex, and others. By 1326 the name was well entrenched in that region and Richard Attenok is recording with estates in Buckingham in 1275, and was succeeded by Richard Noke.

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Knoke Spelling Variations


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Knoke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.

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Knoke Early History


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Knoke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knoke research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1690, 1692, and 1737 are included under the topic Early Knoke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knoke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knoke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knoke Notables 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 or some of its variants were: Jo Nokes, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Andrew Nokes, who settled in Virginia in 1650; William Nokes, who arrived in Virginia in 1654; George Noakes, who settled in Maryland in 1669.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knoke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knoke (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Knoke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1952

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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Knoke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knoke 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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