When John Knott was born in April 1804, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Knott, was 37 and his mother, Ann Castle, was 34. He married Jane Foster about 1831, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in St Paul's Cathedral, London, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in July 1879, at the age of 75.
English: from the Middle English personal name Knotte, from knotte ‘knot’, related to, possibly confused with, but not historically identical with Cnut (Old Norse Knútr, Knut, originally a nickname from Old Norse knútr ‘knot’), found Latinized as Canutus.
German: variant of Knoth .
English: nickname, perhaps for a short, thick-set person, or for a person with a prominent tumour, wart, or boil, from a transferred use of Middle English knot(te) ‘hard or firm mass, such as that formed by a knot tied in a string’.