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The lineage of the name Knoll begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the area that was referred to as the knoll. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word cnolle which means one who lived at the top of the hill or the summit. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Knoll Early Origins



The surname Knoll was first found in Yorkshire 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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Knoll Spelling Variations


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Knoll Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Knoll has undergone many spelling variations, including Knollys, Knoll, Knolle, Knolles, Knowles, Knowlys and others.

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Knoll Early History


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Knoll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knoll research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1325, 1407, 1588, 1659, 1614, 1621, 1622, 1624, 1626, 1628, 1629, 1599, 1691, 1646, 1668, 1665 and are included under the topic Early Knoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knoll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knoll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Knolles ( c. 1325-1407), an important English knight of the Hundred Years' War, operating with the tacit support of the Crown, succeeded in taking the only two major French cities, other than Calais and Poitiers, to fall to Edward III, methods earned...

Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knoll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knoll In Ireland


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Knoll In Ireland



Some of the Knoll family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Knoll were among those contributors:

Knoll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Mary Knoll, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Elizabeth Knoll, aged 3, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Johannes Knoll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Johnes Knoll, aged 29, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Margrett Knoll, aged 1, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knoll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Balthasar Knoll, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Christoph Knoll, who arrived in North America in 1836
  • Anna Friderike Knoll, aged 26, arrived in America in 1839
  • Leopold Knoll, aged 29, arrived in America in 1843
  • Heinrich Wilhelm Knoll, aged 41, landed in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knoll Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Knoll, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knoll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knoll (post 1700)



  • Verne Knoll, American politician, Mayor of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1950
  • Sandra D. Knoll, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1974; Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976, 1988
  • Milton Knoll, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • Edwin W. Knoll, American politician, Village President of Catskill, New York, 1941
  • Hans Knoll, founder of Knoll in 1938, an American furniture manufacturer listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Edwin Knoll (1931-1994), American journalist
  • Catherine Baker Knoll (b. 1930), current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
  • John Knoll (b. 1962), American Academy-award winning motion picture visual effects specialist
  • Max Knoll (1897-1969), German electrical engineer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Knoll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knoll 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.

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