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Knott Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Knut, of Scandinavian origin. German: variant of Knoth.

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

Similar surnames: Nott, Bott, Pott, Kitt, Ott, Slott, Dott, Knock, Koth, Noth

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Where is the Knott family from?

You can see how Knott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,050 Knott families living in Lancashire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Knott's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Knott families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Knott. 9% of Knott men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Knott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knott were Builders Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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*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
  • Bricklayer
  • Retired
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 172,000 census records available for the last name Knott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Knott. 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 Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Knott. For the veterans among your Knott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knott lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Knott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Knott in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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