McKnight History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the McKnight family

The surname McKnight 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.

Important Dates for the McKnight family

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McKnight Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the McKnight family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McKnight family to Ireland

Some of the McKnight family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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McKnight migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKnight Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John McKnight, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [1]
McKnight Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret McKnight, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • Jane McKnight, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • Thomas McKnight, who arrived in America in 1773 [1]
McKnight Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William McKnight, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Samuel McKnight, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1825 [1]
  • Mary McKnight, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Elizabeth McKnight, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • James McKnight, who landed in Alabama in 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McKnight migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McKnight Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George McKnight, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851 [2]

McKnight migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McKnight Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John McKnight, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Constance" in 1862
  • Mr. Robert Mcknight, (b. 1862), aged 9 months, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • Mr. George Mcknight, (b. 1837), aged 25, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Mcknight, (b. 1841), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • John McKnight, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
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Contemporary Notables of the name McKnight (post 1700)

  • William McKnight (1842-1914), United States Navy sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor ror his actions in the American Civil War
  • William L. McKnight (1887-1978), American businessman in the 3M corporationand; a philanthropist who founded the McKnight Foundation in 1953
  • Tony Mark McKnight (b. 1977), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2000 to 2001
  • Thomas McKnight (1787-1865), Virginia-born, American pioneer, businessman, and politician; he pioneered in Dubuque County, Wisconsin Territory
  • Rear Admiral Terence Edward "Terry" McKnight, former American naval officer in the United States Navy; he commanded a multi-national naval force assigned to confront piracy activities off the coast of Somalia
  • Timothy Eric "Tim" McKnight, American biologist, a key developer of a cell transfecting method using vertically aligned carbon nanofibers
  • Marian McKnight (b. 1936), American beauty pageant winner, Miss America 1957, Miss South Carolina 1956
  • Jeff McKnight (1963-2015), American Major League Baseball utility man who played for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles
  • Jame Arthur "Jim" McKnight (1936-1994), American Major League Baseball player who played 63 games for the Chicago Cubs (1960-1962)
  • DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (b. 1954), American guitarist, member of The Headhunters, a jazz-funk fusion band from 1975 through 1978
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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