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Origins of the Knott surname

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About the Knotts

We have a total number of 68639 records for people with the last name Knott.

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Where do most Knotts live?

In 1921, most Knotts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Knotts

How common is your surname?

779th most common surname in the UK

We have 60,600 records for the Knott surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Knotts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Knott first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Knotts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Knotts in 1921


Cotton Weaver




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Knotts in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer






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