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MacKnett Early Origins



The surname MacKnett was first found in Kirkcudbright, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacKnett Spelling Variations


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MacKnett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKnight, MacKnyght, MacNaught, MacNaight, MacKnaught, MacKnaight, MacNight and many more.

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MacKnett Early History


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MacKnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKnett research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacKnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKnett In Ireland


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MacKnett In Ireland



Some of the MacKnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 272 words (19 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 or some of its variants were: Alexander, Andrew, David, Douglas, George, Hugh, James, John, Robert, Samuel and William McKnight all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Robert McNaight settled in Charleston in 1763..

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKnett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKnett (post 1700)



  • Theodore Macknett, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1872-73

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Motto


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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: Nil durum volenti
Motto Translation: Nothing is difficult for the willing.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
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    The MacKnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKnett 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 7 January 2016 at 11:51.

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