Albert Hermon Knight

Brief Life History of Albert Hermon

When Albert Hermon Knight was born on 29 April 1847, in Norwich, Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel H Knight, was 44 and his mother, Betsey Esther Stevens, was 35. He had at least 3 sons with Mary Wright Platt. He lived in Lodomillo Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1880. He died on 26 March 1927, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79.

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Albert Hermon Knight
Mary Wright Platt
Samuel Wright Knight
John A. Knight

Sources (17)

  • Albert H Knight in household of Samuel H Knight, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert H. Knight, "Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers, 1810-1955"
  • Albert H. in entry for Samuel W. Knight and Lilian J. Malin, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

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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.

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