Mcknight Family History

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Mcknight Name Meaning

(Ulster) Anglicized form of Scottish Mac Neachtain, which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton. part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’.

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

Similar surnames: Knight, Mccreight, Mcleish, Mcwright, Mcniff, Mctighe, Mcniven

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Mcknight Family Origin

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Mcknight Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcknight family was Copper Smith. Bricklaying, Clerk To Ship Broker and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcknight. The most common Mcknight occupation in the UK was Bricklaying. 4% of Mcknight's were Bricklayings.

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  • Bricklaying

  • Clerk To Ship Broker

  • Coal Dealer

  • Copper Smith


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Mcknight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcknight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcknight 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcknight. 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 Mcknight. For the veterans among your Mcknight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcknight Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcknight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcknight in 1943 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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