History of your Surname
Get access to Knoles family records.Start a free trial

Knoles Family History

Knoles Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Knowles.

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


Similar surnames: Noles, Knope, Boles, Nokes, Scoles, Holes, Toles, Poles, Niles, Soles

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Knoles family from?

You can see how Knoles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knoles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knoles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Knoles families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Knoles's in the UK. London had the highest population of Knoles families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knoles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knoles ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Knoles. .

View Census data for Knoles | Data not to scale

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Knoles family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Knoles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knoles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Knoles

Passenger Lists

There are 315 immigration records available for the last name Knoles. 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.

View all Knoles immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 655 military records available for the last name Knoles. For the veterans among your Knoles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Knoles military records

You've only scratched the surface of Knoles family history.

Discover More

What is the average Knoles lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Knoles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Knoles in 1964 was 83, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knoles

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Knoles family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial