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

Knowlen Early Origins



The surname Knowlen 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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Knowlen Spelling Variations


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Knowlen Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Knowlen family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Nolan, O'Nolan, Nowlan, O'Nowlan, O'Nowland, Knowlan, Noland and many more.

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Knowlen Early History


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Knowlen Early History



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

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Knowlen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knowlen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Knowlen 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Knowlen:

Knowlen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Knowlen, who landed in America in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowlen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knowlen (post 1700)



  • Frederick W. Knowlen (d. 1920), American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1912-20

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Knowlen Family Crest Products


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Knowlen Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Knowlen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knowlen 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 14:28.

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