Anne Knight

Brief Life History of Anne

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 1 son and 4 daughters. She was buried in Chaceley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Chandler
Anne Knight
Marriage: 12 August 1772
Mary Knight
Betty Chandler
Sarah Chandler
Elizabeth Barrett
Hosannah Chandler

Sources (33)

  • Anne Knight, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann Knight, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Ann in entry for James Chamberlain, "England, Berkshire, Parish Registers, 1515-1993"

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Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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