Origins Available: English, Norwegian
Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the knot, the summit of a rocky hill, from the residence near that place.
Early Origins of the Knoth family
Derbyshire where traditionally the name was descended from the Scandinavian King Canute, or Cnut. Drayton sings "The Knot that called was Canutus, bird of old, of that great King of Danes, his name that still doth hold, his appetite to please that far and near was sought, for his, as some have said, from Denmark hither brought."
Early History of the Knoth family
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Knoth Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Knoth are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Knoth include: Cnot, Cnotte, Canute, Cnut, Knot, Knout, Knotte, Knott and many more.
Early Notables of the Knoth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knoth family to Ireland
Some of the Knoth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Knoth family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Knoth or a variant listed above:
Knoth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Knoth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Knoth Family Crest Products