Thomas Knowles

Brief Life History of Thomas

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 28. He died on 5 September 1758, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer Stratford Knowles
1645–1730
Mary Porter
1655–1732
Thomas Knowles
1683–1758
Isaac Knowles
1685–
Mary Knowles
1686–1749
Anna Knowles
1689–1720
Samuel Knowles
1691–1772
Isaac Knowles
1696–1759
Elizabeth Knowles
1698–1731

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Knowlls, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Thomas Knowles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Eleazer Knowles Family Group Sheet

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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