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Knowles Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell).

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


Similar surnames: Bowes, Toles, Fowle, Voyles, Kyles, Mowles, Downes, Koller, Powles

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Knowles Family Origin

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Knowles Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Knowles family was Cotton Weaver. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knowles. The most common Knowles occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Knowles's were Farmers.

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Knowles Historical Records

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Knowles Life Expectancy

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