Knox Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire. The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Knock, Knop, Ko, Knee, Noy, Kos, Krol, Kwon, Noe, Krog

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Knox Family Origin

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Knox Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Knox family was School. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knox. The most common Knox occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Knox's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Knox life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knox in 1940 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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