Knowles Family History
Knowles Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word for example Knowle (Devon Dorset Lancashire Somerset Warwickshire and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent Sussex). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ). English: variant of Noel often with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022