Knighton Family History

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Knighton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English cnihta, genitive plural of cniht ‘servant’, ‘retainer’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Knightly, Deighton, Leighton, Brighton, Heighton, Boughton, Kirton

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Knighton Family Origin

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Knighton Family Occupations

What did your Knighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knighton. 26% of Knighton men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Knighton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knighton were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Knighton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Knighton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knighton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Knighton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Knighton. For the veterans among your Knighton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knighton Life Expectancy

What is the average Knighton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Knighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Knighton in 1947 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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