William Knowles

about 1845–8 January 1848
Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Knowles was born about 1845, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Knowles, was 34 and his mother, Zenobia Weekes, was 33. He married Susan Ann Cowling in 1868, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Kenwyn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He was buried in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Knowles
about 1845–1848
Susan Ann Cowling

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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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Sources (7)

  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Knowles - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William

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