Last name: KNIGHTLEY

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KNIGHTLEY : This last name is indexed 16,859 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KNIGHTLEY : from Knightley in Gnosall (Staffs) which is recorded as Cnitteley in the 13th century. The place-name derives from Old English cniht ‘knight young man retainer’ (genitive plural cnihta) + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.

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