Henry George Knight

17 May 1888–1971 (Age 82)
Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry George

When Henry George Knight was born on 17 May 1888, in Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Knight, was 27 and his mother, Louisa Spanswick, was 25. He died in 1971, in Elstree, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Henry Knight
Louisa Spanswick
Rose Annie Knight
Sarah Frances Louisa Knight
Henry George Knight
Edith Selina Knight
Albert Knight
Edward Knight
Arthur James Knight
Margaret Emily Knight
Alice Beatrice Knight
Elsie Elizabeth Knight

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 16
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
Age 20
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
Age 26
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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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  • 1891 CENSUS - Henry George Knight born 1888

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