Johan Olof Petter Knos

9 April 1821–
, Ekby,, Sweden

The Life of Johan Olof Petter

When Johan Olof Petter Knos was born on 9 April 1821, his father, Lars Knos, was 27 and his mother, Johanna Cathrina Norrman, was 25.

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Lars Knos
Johanna Cathrina Norrman
Johan Olof Petter Knos
Laura Cathrina Beatha Knos
Johanna Maria Knos
Karl Anders Gustaf Knos
Hedvig Emilia Emerentia Knös

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Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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