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The Knox surname comes from the Old English word "cnocc," which meant a round topped hill. The surname may have been taken on by someone who lived at such a place, or may have come from one of several places called Knock, in Scotland and Northern England.

Knox Early Origins



The surname Knox was first found in Renfrewshire 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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Knox Spelling Variations


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Knox Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knox, Knock, Knocks and others.

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Knox Early History


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Knox Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knox research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1230, 1597, 1505, 1572, 1641, 1720, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Knox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knox Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Knox (c.1505-1572), a Scottish religious reformer, a follower of John Calvin and the driving force behind...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knox In Ireland


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Knox In Ireland



Some of the Knox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 207 words (15 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Knox, who arrived in Barbados in 1628
  • Christopher Knox, who landed in Barbados in 1628

Knox Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Knox, who arrived in St Christopher in 1715
  • Timothy Knox, who arrived in New England in 1730
  • Adam Knox, who landed in New England in 1737
  • Thomas Knox, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Isobel Knox, aged 21, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Knox, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Walker Knox, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1806
  • Dean Knox, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Jane Knox, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Joseph Knox, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knox Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Knox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Knox Thomas U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1783 he was the Deputy Commissary of Musters in settling Loyalists on the Saint John River [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Knox Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Knox Senior, aged 50, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Jane Knox, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • John Knox, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Jane Knox, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Margaret Knox, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Knox, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • John Knox arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • William Knox arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Isabella Knox arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • John Knox arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fredrick John Knox landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • C W Knox landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • William Knox, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • L. Knox arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Mary A. Knox, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knox (post 1700)



  • Brenda Dale Knox (1957-2016), known as The Lady Chablis, an American actress, author and drag performer
  • Simmie Knox (b. 1935), American portrait painter of former United States President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Seymour Horace Knox I (1861-1915), American businessman, co-founder of the F. W. Woolworth Company
  • Philander Chase Knox (1853-1921), American lawyer, bank director and politician, United States Attorney General (19011904)
  • Harley Eugene Knox (1899-1956), American politician, 25th Mayor of San Diego (1943-1951)
  • Elyse Knox (1917-2012), born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath, an American actress, model and fashion designer
  • Commodore Dudley Wright Knox (1877-1960), American officer in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War and World War I
  • Buddy Wayne Knox (1933-1999), American singer and songwriter, best known for his rock hit song, "Party Doll" (1957)
  • Marlene L. Knox, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Martin Knox, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 23rd District, 1873-75
  • ... (Another 98 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Knox Historic Events


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Knox Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John D Knox (b. 1921), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. John A Knox (b. 1922), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Stonehaven, Kincardine, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Samuel McIlhenny Knox, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible

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Suggested Readings for the name Knox


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Suggested Readings for the name Knox



  • Knox Memorial by Christine Wood.
  • Pioneers in a Frontier Land by Daryl K. Knox.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Moveo et proficior
Motto Translation: I proceed and am more prosperous.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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The Knox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knox 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 29 November 2016 at 13:30.

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