Knightly Family History

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Knightly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Knightley in Staffordshire, named in Old English as ‘the wood or clearing of the retainers’, from cnihta, genitive plural of cnihta ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Knighton, Keighley, Knight, Highley, Golightly, Knights, Leighton

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Knightly Family Origin

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Knightly Family Occupations

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  • Ag. Lab.

    7%
  • Carman

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Plumber

    7%

In 1881, the most common Knightly occupation in the UK was Ag. Lab.. 7% of Knightly's were Ag. Lab.s. A less common occupation for the Knightly family was Plumber. Ag. Lab., Carman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knightly.

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