About the Knight Surname
Surname Database has an excellent entry on the Knight surname, noting usage of the surname in England in the early 13th century. They also have statistics from the 2010 United States Census showing the geographical and ethnic distribution of the Knight family. To view this information, follow this link: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Knight
How to Join
Please contact the project leader Rebecca McCall or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!
This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
Over time, we'll likely add subcategories for regions in which different branches of the family were living. I would like for this to be a global project. We would like to identify areas and times where and when the Knight family was living and coordinate amongst project members to determine who is connected to which branches of the Knight family.
- Gain project members
- Link profiles of members of the Knight family to this project (let's focus on brick wall profiles)
- Improve the profiles of Knight family members
- To link a profile to this project, open the profile in a separate tab. Then, edit the profile to include below the line that says Biography. Once you save changes, the profile should be linked.This profile is part of the Knight Name Study.
Adding profiles to the study
- The following is the link to the main category page for this study Click Here
Rebecca McCall - Working on Knights around Montgomery County in the 1800s in the state of Georgia in the United States of America
Anonymous Lasley - I am interested in sorting through 1750-1850 William Knights', but I have met other William Knight persons who seem remarkable as well. I love Ann.
Henry Knight - I can trace my paternal Knight family back to 1490 in Romsey, Southampton, England, to their arrival in Charlestown, Massachusetts in the mid 1600's, and their settlement in Worcester, Massachusetts, where they resided for 200+ years. I have been involved in genealogy research for over 20+ years. Earlier this year I started moving ~1800 individuals in an Ancestry.com tree to Wikitree. This includes over 200 with the Knight surname Knight. I am doing this methodically, by hand, as a way to level set and apply the lessons learned through my experiences.
Kathy McCain - tracing Knight ancestors from Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Anonymous Hughes - I am researching the Knights from Greenville and Fountain Inn, SC and thereabouts. I would love to swap info or help find some.
Emily Harris - researching Knights in the state of Georgia in the United States of America.
Cary Knight - My line comes up through Bristol and Boothbay eventually to Romsey.
Linda Armstrong - I have been researching the Knight family for over 40 years, and am happy to share my findings with others. My Knights are from the areas of Somerset and Shropshire. I have GEDCOMS, if anyone is looking to work with DNA.
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we came from Somerset and Shropshire areas
edited by Linda (Knight) Armstrong
Welcome! I have added you to the group. I look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks, Rebecca McCall
I am so sorry for the delay in responding to you. My life has been a bit hectic lately. I will add you now. I look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks, Rebecca McCall
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Sorry for the delay. I have added you to the group. I will need to make a few more tweaks to get you full access, but welcome to the group! Thanks, Rebecca
Sorry for the delay. I must have missed the notification. I have added you to the group. I will need to make a few more tweaks, but welcome to the group! Thanks, Rebecca