Isaac Knight

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Knight was born on 30 August 1672, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Knight Jr, was 46 and his mother, Bathsheba Ingersoll, was 43. He died on 29 July 1690, in his hometown, at the age of 17, and was buried in First Burial Ground, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Knight Jr
1626–1677
Bathsheba Ingersoll
1629–1705
John Knight
1648–1695
Martha Knight
1649–
Bridget Knight
1652–
Anne Knight
1654–
Knight
1675–
Joseph Knight
1652–1723
Elizabeth Knight
1655–1742
Mary Knight
1657–1746
Sarah Knight
1660–1708
Hanah Knight
1664–1745
Capt. Richard Knight
1666–1723
Benjamin Knight
1668–1737
Isaac Knight
1672–1690

Sources (24)

  • Isaack Knight, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Isaac Knight, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Isaac Knight, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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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