Knott Family History

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Knott Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Knut, of Scandinavian origin. German: variant of Knoth.

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

Similar surnames: Nott, Bott, Pott, Kitt, Ott, Slott, Dott, Knock, Koth, Noth

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Knott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Knott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Knott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Knott Family Origin

Where is the Knott family from?

Knott Family Occupations

What did your Knott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Knott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knott family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knott.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 172,000 census records available for the last name Knott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knott 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Knott. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Knott. For the veterans among your Knott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knott Life Expectancy

What is the average Knott lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Knott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Knott in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knott ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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