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The Knoks 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.

Knoks Early Origins



The surname Knoks 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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Knoks Spelling Variations


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Knoks Spelling Variations



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

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Knoks Early History


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Knoks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knoks 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 Knoks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knoks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knoks 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 Knoks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knoks In Ireland


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Knoks In Ireland



Some of the Knoks 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 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..

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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. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. 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.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Knoks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knoks 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 3 April 2014 at 10:37.

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