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Mcknight Name Meaning

Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’ formerly Anglicized McRuddery. Scottish (Dumfriesshire and Galloway) and Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Knight, Mccreight, Mcleish, Mcwright, Mcniff, Mctighe, Mcniven

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Where is the Mcknight family from?

You can see how Mcknight families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcknight family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcknight families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 167 Mcknight families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mcknight's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcknight families in 1911.
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What did your Mcknight ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcknight. 49% of Mcknight men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Mcknight women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcknight were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • School Teacher
  • Servant
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcknight. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Mcknight. For the veterans among your Mcknight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcknight lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcknight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcknight in 1943 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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