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Knighton Surname History

The Knighton surname is an English locational surname. A combination of the Old English words 'cnitha', which means 'servant' or 'retainer' and also the root word for 'knight', and 'tun' which is 'enclosure' or 'settlement'. The particular Knighton location it comes from is not known, being either a now lost medieval village or one of the hamlets found in Dorset, Lindridge or Leicester.

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Knighton Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Knighton name is English, although the particular location it was named after is not known. Three are three hamlets named Knighton which can be found in Dorset, Lindridge and Leicester. However, it could also come from a now lost medieval village. Currently, the Knighton name is most common in Derbyshire, followed by Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Yorkshire, Lancashire and Huntingdonshire also have many members of the family.

Knighton Meaning & Etymology

The Knighton surname is a combination of the Old English words 'cnitha', which means 'servant' or 'retainer' and also the root word for 'knight', and 'tun' which is 'enclosure' or 'settlement'.

Knighton Life Expectancy

According to our database of 1,823 people with the last name Knighton that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

69.1
years

Most Common Knighton First Names

According to our database of 2,820 people with the last name Knighton that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • James 3.0%
  • William 2.5%
  • John 2.5%
  • George 2.4%
  • Mary 2.1%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • Charles 1.3%
  • Thomas 1.2%
  • Willie 1.2%
  • Joseph 1.0%
  • David 1.0%
  • Annie 0.8%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Daniel 0.6%
  • Clarence 0.6%
  • Harry 0.5%
  • Samuel 0.5%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • J 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Ernest 0.5%
  • Knighton 0.5%
  • Elizabeth 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Grace 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Jesse 0.4%
  • Irene 0.4%
  • Jessie 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Helen 0.4%
  • Fred 0.4%
  • Charlie 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Claude 0.3%
  • Curtis 0.3%
  • Louise 0.3%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Marvin 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Calvin 0.3%
  • Edward 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Wilbur 0.3%

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