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The Anglo-Saxon name Nighton comes from the family having resided in Knighton, which had three locations. The first West Knighton, a parish in the county of Dorset; the second, a chapelry in the parish of Lindridge in the county of Worcester; and thirdly, a chapelry in the parish of St. Margaret's, Leicestershire.

Early Origins of the Nighton family


The surname Nighton was first found in Worcestershire 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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Early History of the Nighton family

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Early History of the Nighton family


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Nighton Spelling Variations

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Nighton Spelling Variations


Nighton has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Knighton and others.

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Early Notables of the Nighton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Nighton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nighton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Nighton family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nightons to arrive on North American shores: John Knighton settled in Virginia in 1643; Joseph Knighton arrived in Philadelphia in 1813.

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