Knapton Family History

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Knapton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so called, in Norfolk and North Yorkshire, named from Old English cnapa ‘servant’ or the Old English personal name Cnapa + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kimpton, Kempton, Upton, Marton, Wharton, Norton, Brayton, Spanton

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Knapton Family Origin

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Knapton Family Occupations

What did your Knapton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Knapton. 3% of Knapton men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Knapton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knapton were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    3%
  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Incapacitated
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    45%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Knapton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Knapton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knapton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knapton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Knapton. For the veterans among your Knapton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knapton Life Expectancy

What is the average Knapton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Knapton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Knapton in 1951 was 32, and 63 in 2004.

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