William Knowles

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

The Life 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 Weeks, 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
Susan Ann Cowling

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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see Knoll ), or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ( see Newell ).

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

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  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Knowles in household of William Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • W H Knowles, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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