Margaret Knight

18 January 1764–
Pirton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Knight was born on 18 January 1764, in Pirton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Knight, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Wadley, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Francis Knight
1721–1773
Elizabeth Wadley
1741–1766
Elizabeth Knight
1762–
Margaret Knight
1764–
Thomas Knight
1766–1767

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 37
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815
Age 51
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830
Age 66
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

Possible Related Names

Knights
McKnight

Sources (1)

  • Margaret Knight, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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