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The name Nightyn is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived 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 Nightyn family


The surname Nightyn 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 Nightyn family

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Early History of the Nightyn family


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Nightyn Spelling Variations

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Nightyn Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Nightyn family name include Knighton and others.

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Early Notables of the Nightyn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Nightyn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nightyn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Nightyn family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Nightyn surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Knighton settled in Virginia in 1643; Joseph Knighton arrived in Philadelphia in 1813.

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