William Knox

1423–1509 (Age 86)
Craigends, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Knox was born in 1423, in Craigends, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Euchtrad Knox, was 16 and his mother, Agnes schelis, was -6. He married Elizabeth Sinclaire in 1460, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1509, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, at the age of 86.

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William Knox
Elizabeth Sinclaire
Marriage: 1460
George Knox
Marion Knox
Sir William Knox

Spouse and Children

Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    George Knox


    Marion Knox



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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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  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Uchtred "Uchter" Knox
  • Example: International Genealogical Index (IGI) 1440 Uchtred Knox family

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