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MacKnight Early Origins



The surname MacKnight 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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MacKnight Spelling Variations


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MacKnight Spelling Variations



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

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MacKnight Early History


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MacKnight Early History



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

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MacKnight Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKnight Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacKnight In Ireland


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MacKnight In Ireland



Some of the MacKnight 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 were:

MacKnight Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew MacKnight, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Daniel MacKnight, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • David MacKnight, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Jane MacKnight, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Mary MacKnight, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKnight (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKnight (post 1700)



  • Dodge Macknight (1860-1950), American post-Impressionist painter
  • Dame Ella Macknight DBE, MRCOG, FRCOG, FAMA, FAGO (1904-1997), Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist
  • Thomas Macknight (1829-1899), Anglo-Irish newspaper editor, biographer and publisher, from Gainford, County Durham, originator of the Two Nations Theory (1896)

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacKnight Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKnight 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 15 August 2015 at 08:18.

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