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Knightly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Knightley in Staffordshire, named in Old English as ‘the wood or clearing of the retainers’, from cnihta, genitive plural of cnihta ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Knightly Family Origin

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Knightly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Works Paper Mill

    12%
  • Common Laborer

    6%
  • Hackman

    6%

In 1880, the most common Knightly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Knightly's were Farmers. Farmer, Works Paper Mill and Common Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knightly. A less common occupation for the Knightly family was Hackman.

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Knightly Life Expectancy

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