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Origins of the Knox surname

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About the Knoxs

We have a total number of 64190 records for people with the last name Knox.

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Where do most Knoxs live?

In 1921, most Knoxs lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Knoxs

How common is your surname?

927th most common surname in the UK

We have 43,700 records for the Knox surname. The oldest one dates back to 1553.

Who were Knoxs most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Knox first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Knox family members

Common jobs for Knoxs

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

Common Female occupations for Knoxs in 1921


Domestic Servant






House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Knoxs in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer






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