William Knowles

Maleabout 1845–

Brief Life History of William

When William Knowles was born about 1845, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Knowles, was 35 and his mother, Zenobia Weeks, was 34. He lived in Kenwyn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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William Knowles
Zenobia Weeks
Martha Knowles
William Knowles
about 1845–
Harriet Knowles
Charles Knowles
Emily Knowles

Sources (4)

  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Knowles, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 9

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 35

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Age 39

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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