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

Knowland Early Origins



The surname Knowland 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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Knowland Spelling Variations


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Knowland Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Knowland family name include Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.

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Knowland Early History


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Knowland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knowland research. Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Knowland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knowland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knowland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Knowland 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



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Knowland:

Knowland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Perce Knowland, who landed in Virginia in 1724

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowland (post 1700)



  • William Fife Knowland (1908-1974), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1933-35; Member of California State Senate, 1935-39
  • Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1899-1903; Member of California State Senate, 1903-04
  • Mrs. Joseph R. Knowland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932
  • John Knowland, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1881-82
  • Lieutenant George Arthur Knowland (1922-1945), British soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Knowland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knowland 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 13:52.

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