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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
Knighton Meaning & Etymology
Knighton Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Knighton surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Knighton transform in their spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages across time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Knighton were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Knighton.
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Knighton Family Tree
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- Gloria C Knighton 1948 - 2006
- Llewellyn J Knighton 1922 - 1998
- John Knighton 1926 - 1966
- Eleanor H Knighton 1923 - 1996
- Edna Knighton 1897 - 1992
- Robert W Knighton 1923 - 1992
- Joseph Knighton 1920 - 1987
- Evelyn Knighton 1925 - 1990
- Varny Knighton 1955 - 1976
- Vianna Knighton 1916 - 1994