When Anne Knight was born about 1736, in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Knight, was 11734 and her mother, Anne WRIGHT, was 25. She married Richard Chamberlain on 24 June 1757, in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Chaceley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.
English: status or occupational name from Middle English knight ‘retainer, attendant’ (Old English cniht ‘boy, youth, lad)’. The specialized feudal sense ‘a high-ranking tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier’ is not known to have ever given rise to the surname, although it is not out of the question that it may occasionally have been used as a nickname, perhaps for someone who played the part of an armed knight in a local pageant.
Irish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the knight’. See also McKnight .
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