When Thomas Knowles was born on 26 December 1683, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eleazer Stratford Knowles, was 38 and his mother, Mary Porter, was 29. He died on 5 September 1758, at the age of 74.
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.
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