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Mcknight Family History

Mcknight Name Meaning
(Ulster) Anglicized form of Scottish Mac Neachtain, which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton.part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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169,164 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,095 Military Records
12,680 Immigration Records
130,644 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Mcknight Families

  • Number of Mcknight families
     142 - 282
     48 - 141
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mcknight families
     93 - 183
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mcknight families
     196 - 390
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mcknight Family Origin

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Mcknight Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mcknight

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Mcknight Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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