Knights Family History

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Knights Name Meaning

English: from the genitive singular of Knight, hence a name for a son or a retainer of a knight.

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


Similar surnames: Knight, Knighton, Knightly, Haight, Bright, Kitts, Keigher, Enright

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Knights Family Origin

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Knights Family Occupations

What did your Knights ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knights. 35% of Knights men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Knights women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knights were Farm Laborer and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    12%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Laundress
    7%

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

Knights Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Knights. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knights 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Knights. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Knights. For the veterans among your Knights ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knights Life Expectancy

What is the average Knights lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Knights life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Knights in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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