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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Knowlan appeared as O Nuallain, which is derived from the Irish Gaelic word "nuall," meaning "shout."

Early Origins of the Knowlan family


The surname Knowlan was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Knowlan family

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Early History of the Knowlan family


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Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Knowlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knowlan Spelling Variations

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Knowlan Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Knowlan were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.

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Early Notables of the Knowlan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Knowlan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Knowlan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Knowlan family to the New World and Oceana


During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Knowlan family in North America: Catherine Noland, who sailed to Maryland in 1655.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowlan (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowlan (post 1700)


  • John F. Knowlan, American Republican politician, Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, 1944-45 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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